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HIV prevention for black African people in the UK is under-resourced and needs to be scaled up

NAT (National AIDS Trust) argues in a recent report that although black African communities in the UK are disproportionately affected by HIV, “the HIV-related needs of black

Published
12 August 2014
By
Roger Pebody
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.

Published
18 July 2014
From
Migrants' Rights Network
Substantial proportion of male HIV infections labelled as 'heterosexual exposure' in UK probably due to sex with other men

Up to a fifth of HIV infections among black African men initially classified as 'heterosexual exposure' in the UK are likely to have been acquired

Published
10 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
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.

Published
29 May 2014
From
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.

Published
19 May 2014
From
Yahoo News / Press Association
Annual HIV tests for high-risk groups and one-off screening for all others could have a big impact on UK's HIV epidemic

The UK’s HIV epidemic could be partially curtailed by annual testing of high-risk groups and one-off screening for other populations, investigators report in PLOS ONE. The authors

Published
09 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
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
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