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Failure to tackle refugees' health needs increases risk of exclusion

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:517
  1. Sara de Albornoz
  1. London

    The lack of GPs' clinics willing to deal with refugees in London is one of several factors threatening community relations and increasing the risk of social exclusion, warned Angela Burnett speaking at a conference last week.

    Dr Burnett, a GP from east London, was addressing the third annual international mental health conference—“People on the move”—in London, which highlighted the consequences for mental health of displacement and conflict.

    One in 300 people in the United Kingdom are of refugee background, according to the United Nations High …

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