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Palestinian doctors are barred from entering UK

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6157 (Published 13 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6157
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

Palestinian campaigners in the United Kingdom are considering legal action after three doctors were refused entry to attend a conference.

The three doctors (and a nurse and a psychologist) were due to attend a conference on trauma and resilience at Kingston University, southwest London, on 14 and 15 November but had their visa applications turned down by the Home Office.

The three family doctors are employed by the Palestinian Ministry of Health and have been named as Hasnaa Al Sourani, head of the department of non-communicable diseases, Amal Shaat, and Rula Al Helo.

The doctors were due to give papers at the conference, which is focusing on trauma …

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