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Letters Care of refused asylum seekers

Bad news for everyone

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 21 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1597
  1. Tom Yates, coordinator1,
  2. Lizzie Moore, coordinator1,
  3. Marion Birch, executive director2,
  4. John S Yudkin, emeritus professor of medicine3,
  5. Alexander Macara, chairman of council, 1993-19984
  1. 1Defend Primary Healthcare Campaign, Cambridge CB3 9HA
  2. 2Medact, Grayston Centre, London N1 6HT
  3. 3University College London, London WC1E 6BT
  4. 4BMA, London WC1H 9JP
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    The Court of Appeal ruling limiting access to NHS services for refused asylum seekers is bad news for everyone.1 It is bad news for refused asylum seekers as we know from bitter experience that, despite safeguards, they will come to harm. …

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