Medical translation services for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry

From clinical trials to product launch, our in-country teams of skilled medical translators are on hand to translate into or from over 200 languages.

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Renowned medical translation expertise relied on by the British Army and the NHS.

If you are engaged in healthcare or pharmaceutical sectors you can rely on K International’s medical translation service to deliver the highest quality results. Relied on by commercial outfits and government departments including the British Army.

Medical information can often contain a myriad of complex terminology, ensuring this is accurately conveyed in translation is vital. There are few other disciplines within translation that can have such a significant bearing on human life. For this reason choosing a proven, respected, experienced professional language provider is an absolute must.

We have been working with clients in the medical field for in excess of two decades, our experience ranges from handling the medical records of overseas troops for the British Army to the technical translation of complex medical equipment manuals. Due to the sensitive nature of much of our medical work our security procedures and commitment to confidentiality are at the forefront of the language industry.

Our specialist teams of linguists and project managers are hand-picked for their experience, aptitude and qualifications. All medical translations are carried out by individuals with a background in relevant industries to that of individual projects, this ensures all terminology is accurate and focused specifically for the target region.

If the project is exceptionally sensitive we are able to call on government sanctioned security cleared linguists to meet your demands.

We’ve worked with leading organisations in the medical sector

The short summaries below give you an idea of the type of work we carry out on a daily basis

British Army

The work which K International does for the MOD entails translating medical records with the addition of occasional admin/health & safety/legal documentation.  The work is not restricted to just those actually serving in the military, as their families are also covered.  This means that our translators need to be able to deal with subjects as distinct as injuries sustained on the battlefield, ligaments torn playing football, children suffering from simple earache or more serious childhood illnesses, gynaecological problems, pregnancy difficulties, all fields of oncology and their related treatments, psychiatric issues including PTSD and many more.  In other words, if it can be classified as medical, our translators are able to handle it.  The languages we regularly cover are: German (the main language), French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian and Turkish, but we can be asked to translate from any language at all.  Occasionally we are asked to translate into German, French or Dutch from English.


Since the inception of the pan-Government agreement for translation services in 2006 K International have been preferred suppliers on a pan-NHS agreement to provide NHS translation & artwork services. The majority of the work undertaken for the Department of Health is in the following languages; French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Vietnamese, Turkish, Greek, Chinese, Punjabi, Urdu and Guajarati. Every day we translate numerous medical records, patient records, medical information leaflets and provide interpreters for face to face meetings within this organisation. We also provide advice to the NHS on when and what to translate, making sure that they save as much money on the document creation process as possible and maximise patient care.


Services provided include; Technical Medical Translation, Proofreading and Validator/Validation management to produce technical documentation and software for the European market. Based in Munich and with offices all over the world BrainLAB is an award-winning innovator in image-guided surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery. Using our workflow software we were able to translate directly into their systems. All translated documents were tested in market by qualified surgeons before release to the customer. This service was completed in French, German, Spanish and Italian for the relevant European markets.

Cancer Screening

Assisting with the national campaign by handling the translation and production of medical information for the domestic market. This involved translating documentation, websites and support material into Chinese, Punjabi, Urdu and Guajarati. Our translations are directly assisting the NHS Cancer Screening Programme to save lives by ensuring the message cuts through language barriers to  raise awareness throughout the UK.


ArjoHuntleigh offer a broad range of integrated medical equipment solutions for patient care, reduced mobility and related conditions, with the aim to enhance efficiency and quality of life. We help them to provide their products in countries outside of the UK by designing, translating, proofreading and validating their support material for various medical products they sell. At present this service covers the following languages; Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and French. We keep costs low and quality high by managing terminology lists and translation memories centrally, these are then integrated into the content creation process to re-use as much translated (and source) material as possible.

Every project we undertake for ArjoHuntleigh employs a specialist translator and reviewer with a medical background. This allows us to guarantee the terminology and language used is compliant with localised regions and adheres to laws surrounding product information. Alongside this we work with ArjoHuntleigh’s internal validators (staff intrinsically involved in the products manufacture or use), we manage this process centrally to keep all databases and terminology lists up-to date and fit for purpose.


The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) fund research into preventing meningitis and septicaemia, as well as improving survival rates. By promoting education and awareness to reduce death and disability, and give support to people affected. Their vision is a world free from meningitis and septicaemia. K International assists them in this mission by providing their communications in languages other than English. More specifically we provide; medical translation of information into 20 languages, voice over recordings of the information into about 20 languages and interpreting via the telephone.

Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust is a charity organisation working to make people aware of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. We work on a variety of projects such as a campaign relating with migrant gay men coming to the UK. Includes information on the attitude towards homosexuality, lifestyle, dangers of HIV, Aids and other diseases and also where to go should they have a problem, need counseling etc. This client requires very specific terminology management and normally translate into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Portuguese.

Do you represent an NHS Trust?

We provide a whole host of language services through the NHS Shared Business Service Agreement at exclusive rates

NHS translation services

Translating for the Healthcare Industry

We serve numerous clients involved in the medical & pharmaceutical industry, here are just a few of our valued clients…

pharmaceutical translation service for accord
Medical Translation for the Ministry of Defence
NHS translation service
Medical equipment translation for Orthosonics
Pharmaceutical localisation for Idea Pharma
hospital equipment translation for Arjohuntleigh

As one of our valued medical translation clients, you will benefit from…

  • Medical translation experience within various disciplines

    We have worked successfully with leading names in the medical industry for over 25 years. You can be safe in the knowledge that working with K International provides you with the best quality translations, helping you communicate your information effectively in any language.

  • Skilled linguists with years of medical experience

    Every medical translation K International produces is carried out by a professional mother tongue linguist. We guarantee that the language, style and legality will be appropriate to your requirements and be perfectly suited to your target audience.

  • Accredited Quality and Data Security

    All our procedures are accredited to ISO 27001 for data security, by the British Standards Institute. Quality management is certified to ISO 9001 by independent organisation ISOQAR. All staff are security cleared to at least CTC level and regularly handle sensitive documents, ensuring quality and confidentiality at every turn.

  • Dedicated account management

    As a client you are paired with your very own dedicated manager. This ensures you will always have a direct contact to answer your questions and keep you updated with project timelines. Our team are available to assist you at every stage of your medical translation project.

  • Fast turnaround and simple set up

    Our translation systems are built on industry standards with a focus on reducing turnaround times. Making use of our flexible processes that connect with your existing working practices ensures the our translation service is easy for you to use.

Due to the broad nature of our medical translation experience we have built up expertise in numerous areas including the following:

 Clinical trials

 Patient records

 Patient consent forms

 Patient information leaflets

 Medical journals

 Pharmaceutical research, reports and training manuals

 Medical letters

 Healthcare leaflets

 Medical notice information

 Handwritten healthcare information

 Medical Packaging & Labelling

 Product characteristics (SPC’s)

 Regulatory documents

Delivering quality translation to the
medical sector day in, day out

Our experience is second to none, so contact us today
to see how we can start helping you break down language barriers.

Legally compliant medical translation

Medical translation is serious business. Mistakes can be a matter of life or death. As such, medical translation requires a keen focus on accuracy, terminology and legislation, at K International we deliver exactly that.

Accredited medical translation services

Certified procedures
you can trust

We are fully ISO 9001 & 27001 certified, meaning our quality control and data security measures are industry recognised. We operate in a secure environment with all staff security cleared and trained to deal with sensitive information.

Medical Artwork & Design

We have an experienced in-house design studio to help reproduce your public facing medical information in any language. We adapt our artwork service to your needs so we can deliver the highest quality results first time, everytime.

What our clients say about us

K International have delivered a very professional service within very short deadlines for us for a few years now, the project management team is always on hand to help with any tasks or requests we have. They are extremely adaptable and helpful! We look forward to working with you again in the future.

LMC Design
LMC DesignAccount Manager

K International have been a pleasure to work alongside and are always happy to help and deal with any queries that may arise. By having a dedicated account manager it means you always have a point of contact rather than having to go through a sales team. This allows for a great working relationship between you and K International. We have always received good service from K International. Timing and quality have always met my expectations and everything is communicated in a professional and timely manner.

NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Foundation TrustDorset County Hospital

No matter if it’s a long or short translation. K International always gives us the best service and with very short timings!

Thanks for your hard work K International!

Hotels Viva
Hotels VivaAccount Manager

At the Open University, we work with partners across the globe to produce world-class learning materials in many different languages. Working with K International has been a pleasure because the team are always very quick to respond to our, often rapid, demands. We would highly recommend their services and look forward to a long working relationship with them.

The Open University
The Open UniversityProject Coordinator

I work for an international company that produces games and toys for children of various ranges: Scientific, creative, electronic and educational.

We have been cooperating with K International for almost two years and we found their work exceptional considering that we assigned them translations over different fields within the wide world of Toys. They’ve always been very receptive and ready to take on our requirements. They have always respected our needs and our deadlines, providing a very effective and trustworthy service. As far as I’m concerned professionalism and competence are the most important qualities for those who manage translation and they have both in abundance.

ClementoniProduct Manager

K International’s work-flow allows seamless processing of our Artwork and Instruction Manuals. The team are a pleasure to work with and are always on the front foot with innovations. I look forward to continuing our strategic partnership with K International.

TescoProject Lead

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