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Charity warns of proposed restrictions to asylum seekers' access to primary care

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39395.728472.DB (Published 15 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1012
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. London

    Failed asylum seekers in the United Kingdom could be refused access to primary care services, under proposals being considered by the Home Office, a human rights charity has warned.

    The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture says that it is concerned that the government is considering proposals to refuse unsuccessful asylum seekers still living in the UK the right to access primary health care.

    Under current regulations, failed asylum seekers have a discretionary entitlement to use primary care, including GP visits, dental care, and …

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