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No health safety net for failed asylum seekers and others in UK

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 27 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:259
  1. Karen A McColl (, Director
  1. Médecins du Monde UK, London E14 5AA

    EDITOR—Hall shows that current health rules, which deny some of the most vulnerable people in the United Kingdom essential medical care, flout international law.1 2 Evidence is mounting of the impact the tougher restrictions on NHS entitlement are having on vulnerable migrants living in the UK.

    Last month the Refugee Council published a report documenting 37 case studies of failed asylum seekers who were refused medical care that they needed.3 Médecins du Monde UK …

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