[Research] NHS spent GBP 66m on translation and interpreting services in 2019/2020, new study from Inbox Translation finds
Freedom of information requests sent to all 244 NHS Trusts revealed that the spending on translation and interpreting services increased on average by 6% year on year.
NHS Trusts and Health Boards in the UK spent GBP 65,962,418 in 2019/2020 on translation and interpreting services (including BSL – British Sign Language – and Welsh), an increase of approximately GBP 3.5 million compared to 2018/2019 according to a new study by Inbox Translation.
The study has revealed that over a period of five years there was an average increase of 6% year on year in the spending on such services.
The research was conducted between December 2020 and May 2022, and it was based on freedom of information requests...