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New health standards aim to improve care of homeless people

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5194 (Published 06 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5194
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups must do better to improve the healthcare of homeless and other excluded people, says a new report that sets out standards for the best practice.1

The standards, which have been endorsed by 14 UK medical royal colleges and health bodies, recommend that health services for the most excluded people focus on compassion and continuity of care. These marginalised groups include homeless people, vulnerable migrants, sex …

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