Minority Ethnic Health Inclusion Service NHS Lothian

by Minority Ethnic Health Inclusion Service Claimed

What can MEHIS do for me?
Advice and Information
• Provide information and advice on health and other services
• Search out information resources in your own language or assist you to understand information from English language resources

Multi-lingual Linkworker/ Advocacy service
• Help you to access health and other services including those you can self refer to
• Explain NHS services and link you with appropriate agencies
• Enable you to talk to health professionals or speak on your behalf
• Ensure your cultural and personal concerns are taken into account
• Ensure that you have the information you require to enable you to make informed decisions about your healthcare
• Put you in touch with other support services in your local area or ethnic or faith community

MEHIS services are free and confidential
• MEHIS works with all minority ethnic communities across Lothian
• Have minority ethnic staff who can speak various languages
• Support you to access services to improve your lifestyle and life circumstances
• Support you if you have any concerns or complaints about NHS services.

How will MEHIS do this?
MEHIS Linkworkers will:
• Meet with you to discuss your concerns
• If necessary, accompany you to your health or other appointments
• Link you with the interpretation service, if you require only language support (MEHIS is not an interpretation service)

What can MEHIS do for
Community Groups?
The NHS is committed to improving the health of communities. MEHIS will work in partnership with health and other professionals, faith and community groups to:
• Ensure that minority ethnic groups are able to voice their views regarding NHS services
• Enable equality of access to primary care services, which take account of their cultural and faith needs
• Plan and support the delivery of health promotion programmes to minority ethnic groups
• Facilitate Health Screening

Last updated 25/03/2021

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 0131 536 9544

This service is under the category: Health & Social Care Services

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  • · City of Edinburgh (Local Authority)

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