Until recently, the government was using information from NHS patient records to check immigration status. This has now changed. What is the situation now?
This section provides an overview of primary care entitlements, and how you can support migrant patients to register with your practice.
Access to secondary care is only free for overseas visitors considered 'ordinarily resident', with some exemptions. This section outlines what this means.
FGM is illegal in the UK. This fact sheet explains key points, and clinicians' obligations.
Regardless of eligibility for free secondary care, a clinical assessment must occur. Immediately necessary and urgent treatment must always be given.
Migrants carry a low burden of infectious disease. Public Health England's guide provides clear advice on screening and immunisations.
Many different terms are used when discussing migrants. This page outlines the key status definitions referred to.
Some migrants will have experienced acute stress and trauma and experience mental health difficulties.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 outlaws several forms of extreme exploitation. Here are some basic facts for primary care
Migrants are at a greater risk of NCDs than communicable diseases. Early detection and management can prevent complications.
Some migrants may experience PTSD, or psychological and social stress. This fact sheet reviews the symptoms and management.
Social prescribing seeks to support patient's needs holistically. This fact sheet explores how to do this.