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Travellers are the unhealthiest people in Britain

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7063.963 (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:963

The NHS must take urgent action to address the worsening health status of gypsies and “new age” travellers in Britain, whose plight has been made significantly worse by the Criminal Justice Act 1994, according to a report commissioned by the NHS Executive (South and West).

Researchers from the University of Bristol School for Policy Studies collated existing and new research to conclude that traditional and new age travellers are among the …

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