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News BMA annual representative meeting

Rising homelessness is public health emergency, say doctors

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 26 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4426
  1. Richard Hurley
  1. Belfast

Doctors have expressed serious concern at increases in homelessness in the UK and the consequent harm to health, urging governments to fund better access to healthcare for homeless people.

The BMA’s annual representative meeting in Belfast on 26 June unanimously passed an unopposed motion calling for action.

David Clayton, a final year medical student at Glasgow University and co-chair of BMA …

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