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Heavily pregnant immigrant carrying dead child wouldn't seek help as she was afraid she'd have to pay NHS under 'health tourism' rules

A heavily pregnant immigrant thought to be carrying a dead, unborn child was too afraid to seek medical help in the UK after being told she would have to pay the NHS thousands of pounds to remove the foetus, the High Court has heard.

Published
24 March 2014
From
The Independent
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
Spain condemned for denying health care to undocumented migrants

The Council of Europe expressed concern about the regressive legislative developments concerning access to health care for undocumented migrants in Spain on 29 January 2014.

Published
21 February 2014
From
PICUM
France's 'invisible disaster': how heroin devastated the banlieues in the 1980s

Health authorities failed to track the deadly toll of Aids and drug addiction in Paris, Marseille and Lyon, a new history shows.

Published
19 February 2014
From
The Guardian / Le Monde
UK: Gay asylum seekers face 'humiliation'

Leaked document reveals lurid questions asked by Home Office officials in contravention of guidelines.

Published
10 February 2014
From
The Guardian
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
Israel: Health Ministry agrees to provide free care to migrants with HIV, AIDS

Instead of leaving the treatment of some 150 migrants who are HIV carriers or have full-blown AIDS to voluntary groups scrounging for financial support, the Health Ministry has finally agreed to cover the costs of their medical care and medications.

Published
23 January 2014
From
Jerusalem 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
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