Letters Responding to the needs of refugees

Tackling the public health needs of refugees

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i774 (Published 17 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i774
  1. Ines Campos-Matos, public health speciality registrar1,
  2. Dominik Zenner, consultant epidemiologist, head of tuberculosis screening, respiratory diseases department1,
  3. Gemma Smith, migrant health scientist, travel and migrant health section1,
  4. Paul Cosford, director for health protection and medical director2,
  5. Hilary Kirkbride, consultant epidemiologist and acting head of travel and migrant health1
  1. 1Public Health England, London NW9 5EQ, UK
  2. 2Public Health England, London SE1 8UG, UK
  1. Ines.Campos-Matos{at}phe.gov.uk

In their editorial, Arnold and colleagues outline their view on what is needed to respond to the health needs of refugees resettling in the UK.1 They highlight the potentially complex health needs of this group and argue that clinicians in the UK need to be appropriately prepared.

We fully agree and describe below the work that Public Health England (PHE) is engaged …

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