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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.

Published
14 March 2014
From
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.

Published
31 January 2014
From
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.

Published
30 January 2014
From
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.

Published
29 January 2014
From
Huffington Post
Migrants to face NHS emergency care charges

Overseas visitors and migrants are to face new charges for some NHS services in England, ministers say, but GP consultations will remain free. The government decided that easy initial access to a GP was important to prevent risks to public health such as HIV, TB and sexually transmitted infections.

Published
31 December 2013
From
BBC Health
Largest ever number of HIV diagnoses in UK gay men – due to increased testing and new infections

During 2012, 3250 gay men were diagnosed with HIV in the United Kingdom, the largest number of cases ever recorded in this group. While there are

Published
21 November 2013
By
Roger Pebody
FactCheck: Do foreign visitors owe the NHS £2bn?

This morning, the Department of Health released a report which led to a rash of headlines on the massive costs of “health tourism”. Do the estimates stand up?

Published
24 October 2013
From
Channel 4 News
UK Immigration Bill will have negative impact on health

A coalition of health, migrant, children’s and refugee organisations has come out against Government proposals to limit migrant access to NHS services, some of which are included in the Immigration Bill which has its second reading today. 

Published
23 October 2013
From
NAT press release
Why challenge Government proposals on migrant access and their financial contribution to the NHS provision in England?

This expensive overhaul of the way all patients will access the NHS is being proposed despite the Department of Health acknowledging that they do not know the scale of the problem of ‘health tourism’, or even how many migrants are being charged under the current system.

Published
10 October 2013
From
National AIDS Trust
Theresa May refuses to "quantify" cost of "health tourism" as she panders to immigration fears

The Home Secretary glossed over the fact that "health tourism" costs just 0.01% of the NHS budget.

Published
10 October 2013
From
New Statesman
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