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Doctors’ leaders join MPs to demand transparency in migrant health policies

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 01 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1527
  1. Harriet Pike
  1. Cambridge, UK

Senior doctors, politicians, and academics have joined forces to demand that the government improves transparency around its policies on charging migrants for healthcare.

The heads of the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges, the Faculty of Public Health, and several medical royal colleges, as well as a number of Labour and Green Party MPs, have written to the secretary of state for health and social care calling for charges for migrant patients to be suspended, pending an independent review of their effect and the immediate publication of evaluation work already conducted.

In 2017, the government introduced new measures …

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