Asylum seekers and refugees

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See also

External links

  • Good "reading list" of resources (mostly with web links) relating to refugee health care, from The Kings Fund.[1]
  • Leaflet for refugees "How to register with a doctor (GP)" (near the bottom of this NHS Direct page).
  • The BMA produced guidance relating to asylum-seekers .[2]
  • DH page with resources for asylum seekers and refugees (some of the ASCT newsletters you can download from that page contain some very useful links).
  • DH leaflet for refugees and others ("This fact sheet has been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. It covers issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.")
  • Asylum Support
  • Refugee Council


  1. [Kings Fund. Reading list: Refugee health care. London: The Kings Fund, (April); 1-22
  2. British Medical Association. Access to health care for asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers – guidance for doctors. London: BMA,.