Letters Refused asylum seekers

Seeking medical justice

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39520.553438.3A (Published 27 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:683
  1. Frank W Arnold, independent doctor
  1. 1Reading RG6 1QB
  1. arnold_frank{at}hotmail.com

    With reference to Heath,1 existing secondary care restrictions have already contributed to avoidable deaths among failed asylum seekers.1 2 There is no evidence that they have saved money, except perhaps by deterring people who are still entitled to care from seeking it. Removing the right of general practitioners to register failed asylum seekers will extend the damage to individual and public health and the ethos of our profession. These steps …

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