Dramatic increase in HO tracing requests through the NHS
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NHS Digital (formerly HSCIC), the Department of Health (DoH) and the Home Office, makes clear that NHS Digital is required by law to hand over non-clinical patient details to the Home Office, including last known addresses, dates of birth, GP’s details and the date registered with doctor.
Doctors of the World – new training programmes for health professionals
Doctors of the World – new training programmes for health professionals to meet needs of refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
Health Stream in Action: Refugees’ Journeys: Wellbeing Justice and Resilience Conference
Coventry University and City of Sanctuary collaborated with organisations from across the country, including Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust…
Update on proposed health charges for asylum seekers and refugees
In the Queen’s speech, the Government announced that it would introduce the NHS (Overseas Visitors Charging) Bill. This Bill will include measures to; extend the number of services for which the NHS can charge overseas visitors and migrants; reduce the number of EEA visitors who are eligible for free NHS healthcare; and ensure cost recovery is effective and efficient.
Experts by Experience speak out at a UK Migrant Health Conference in the University of East Anglia (UEA)
“No decision about me, without me” is an admirable slogan of the NHS but does it apply to asylum seekers…
“City of Sanctuary Health Stream is taking off”
The City of Sanctuary Health stream provides a forum for asylum seekers and refugees to have a voice, to share their experiences and for these to be used to influence health research, policy and practice. We want to ensure that the Department of Health’s slogan ” No decision about me, without me” includes sanctuary seekers. We recognise that there are many health issues for asylum seekers and refugees that health practitioner need to be aware of to ensure best practice, access to…
Two Sanctuary Awards for Health presented in Leeds
York St Health Practice and Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME) are the first GP practice and medical institute to receive…
Better primary care facilities for people seeking asylum in Bradford
Bevan Healthcare, the Social Enterprise which provides primary care services for people in Bradford who are homeless, seeking asylum or refugees has now moved to bigger newly refurbished premises at 14 Piccadilly Bradford BD1 3LS. The move will give them the base they need to improve and expand the services they provide. Click here to read an article about the move in the Bradford Telegraph and Argus. They have a new logo, but telephone numbers and all other contact details…
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.