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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
High court rules Detained Fast Track leads to an ‘unacceptable risk of unfairness’

In a landmark ruling, the High Court has today found that the way the government operates the Detained Fast Track asylum system is unlawful. The judgment follows a legal challenge brought by charity Detention Action against the use of the Detained Fast Track System.

Published
10 July 2014
From
Migrants' Rights Network
US: Orgs Appeal Ruling Denying HIV Positive Man Asylum

Eight LGBT, immigration and HIV activist groups have come together to plead for the U.S. to not deport a gay, HIV positive Mexican man back to his home country.

Published
13 June 2014
From
Edge Boston
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
DOTW report: vulnerable pregnant women routinely denied access to healthcare across Europe

Vulnerable people, especially pregnant women, are being failed by health systems in the UK and across Europe according to a report published today by the health charity, Doctors of the World (Médecins du Monde).

Published
16 May 2014
From
Doctors of the World
HIV charities welcome free treatment for everyone living in Scotland

NAT (National AIDS Trust) and HIV Scotland have applauded the Scottish Government’s decision to make HIV treatment free to everyone living in Scotland from today (1 May), regardless of their residency status.

Published
01 May 2014
From
NAT press release
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
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