Technology is enabling the deaf community to access NHS 111 when they need urgent medical help.

Using a computer and webcam, or the InterpreterNow app on a smartphone or tablet, deaf people can make a video call to a British Sign Language interpreter.

The interpreter then telephones an NHS 111 adviser and relays the conversation.

NHSX is appealing for people to help spread the word and encourage deaf people to download the app or have the URL in their browser in case of emergency.

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