Letters Asylum seekers

BMA's response

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39199.523368.BE (Published 03 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:917
  1. Julian Sheather, senior ethics adviser
  1. Ethics Department, BMA, BMA House, London WC1H 9JP


    The plight of failed asylum seekers in the United Kingdom is a matter of serious humanitarian concern. The BMA's medical ethics department receives regular inquiries about the rights of extremely ill individuals to vital health services where legal entitlement is in doubt. We did not respond immediately to Hall's thoughtful comments (previous letter), but this is not the same as silence. The BMA is a membership organisation, …

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