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  • The Impact of Faith-Based Organisations on Public Health and Social Capital

    As a network of faith-based organisations, FaithAction knows that there are many faith groups up and down the country doing health-related work in their communities. However, the value of this work is in danger of not being recognised, both by the groups themselves and by policymakers, in large part because there is a lack of evidence around what is taking place and its effectiveness.

    01 October 2014 | Faith Action
  • HIV testing and black Africans in the UK

    Dr Iain Reeves and Dr Richard Ma discuss the role of HIV testing in black Africans in the UK.

    29 September 2014 | GP online
  • Terrence Higgins Trust to raise awareness of HIV among African faith groups in UK

    Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity is launching a project to provide African faith leaders with the skills and knowledge to support people living with HIV in their communities.

    09 September 2014 | Afro News
  • England: Department of Health publishes plans to charge overseas patients

    The Department of Health (DH) has today published its plans to recover costs for NHS treatment of visitors and migrants.

    18 July 2014 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • Immigration Act 2014: what next for migrants' access to NHS care?

    The passing of the Immigration Act earlier this month has put in place the legal framework for a new NHS charging regime for migrants in the UK. We look at what this means and, in particular, the implications for vulnerable migrants.

    29 May 2014 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • Court backs NHS info transmission

    The passing on of information by NHS bodies to the Government as part of the crackdown on "health tourism" has been upheld as lawful by the High Court. The court challenge was to the way NHS trusts transmit information about non-UK patients who have not paid for treatment to the Health Secretary, who then passes it on to the Home Office to make sanction orders.

    19 May 2014 | Yahoo News / Press Association
  • The maternal mental health of migrant women

    Pregnant and early postnatal migrant women are a heterogeneous and far more diverse population group than has previously been experienced. Migrant women experiencing maternal mental health related illnesses face practical barriers and cultural factors which may prevent them from seeking help.

    14 March 2014 | Better Health
  • Amendment to ban HIV positive people entering UK not considered for immigration bill

    An amendment to a UK immigration bill, which would have banned those living with HIV or hepatitis B from immigrating to the UK, was not considered by MPs before the bill was voted on at Third Reading.

    31 January 2014 | Pink News
  • HIV Positive Immigrants Should Be Banned From Entering UK, Tory MPs Say

    A group of Tory MPs are backing a proposed ban on HIV positive immigrants to Britain, in a move that has been labelled "the most draconian policy enforced on people with the virus" by campaigners. Conservative MP Dr Phillip Lee has tabled an amendment to the Immigration Bill.

    30 January 2014 | Huffington Post
  • Changes to Accessing the NHS - Are You Worried?

    Big changes are under way affecting access to the NHS. We could all find it much harder to access services, vulnerable people could be put off or prevented from accessing health care that they need, NHS staff will have an additional administrative burden to implement the system. And we don't know if it will really save any money.

    29 January 2014 | Huffington Post
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