First University Department Sanctuary award goes to Bradford Health Studies
The Faculty of Health Studies at the University of Bradford has received a Sanctuary in Health award for its work…
Immmigration Health Surcharge: Fact Sheet NHS Healthcare for Migrants with NRPF
Immigration Health Surcharge
New Report on Maternity Care for Migrant Women by – Doctors of the World
Experiences of Pregnant Migrant Women receiving Ante/Peri and Postnatal Care in the UK – A Doctors of the World Report. This report focuses on the healthcare experience of vulnerable pregnant migrant women seen in Doctors of the World’s London drop-in clinic in 2013 and 2014.
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Demos report on proposed NHS charges
On 23 October, Demos launched a new report, Do No Harm.“Ensuring fair use of the NHS efficiently and effectively…”
Regional Asylum Activism publishes briefing on healthcare entitlements of asylum seekers and refugees (both in process and refused).
We welcome the short briefing from Regional Asylum Activism on healthcare entitlements for asylum seekers and refugees. We agree with them that access to healthcare should be free for anyone who has claimed asylum in the UK, regardless of their current status in the system. The briefing is attached below and also outlines the proposed changes to healthcare entitlements that will come into force later this year. This will have a negative impact on destitute, refused asylum seekers, who…
Ministerial statements on health from the Immigration Bill
During the debates on the Immigration Bill, Ministers made statements to try and reassure those concerned about the introduction of a migrant surcharge and charges for primary and A&E healthcare. Steve from Doctors of the World has provided a useful summary of these statements which is attached. Many of the statements are useful for holding the Government to account (e.g. “…we will not do anything that will worsen public health”); some give clear guidance on entitlement (e.g. “GP and…
Report of the Immigration Bill in the Lords
On 3 April, the House of Lords discussed an amendment, tabled by Baroness Masham and Lord Rogers, which would ensure that charges for primary healthcare are not made when it is not cost effective to do so or where this would put public health at risk. Baroness Hamwee, Baroness Williams, Baroness Smith and the Earl of Sandwich supported the amendment and the Government agreed that Lord Howe would meet again with interested Peers when more detailed proposals for the charging…
Former rectory becomes place of sanctuary for survivors of torture
In the heart of Norfolk, a former rectory has become a therapeutic retreat centre focused on working with survivors of…
Maternity Stream Project Coordinator post
A new post has been advertised by the Maternity stream. For information see the full news article here.