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Eligibility of non-residents for NHS treatment: Children of asylum seekers are special case

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7467.683-a (Published 16 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:683
  1. Anne Noglik, specialist registrar in community paediatrics,
  2. Zahabiyah Bassi, specialist registrar in paediatric neurodisability (z_bassi@hotmail.com),
  3. Sian Snelling, consultant community paediatrician
  1. Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Trust, Alder Hey, Liverpool L12 2AP

    EDITOR—We share the concerns expressed by Williams about the eligibility of failed asylum seekers to full NHS treatment.1 In 2002, only 10% of 25 000 children who applied for asylum in the United Kingdom were granted the right to stay.2 In our experience, these children often have unmet medical …

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