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Impact on refugees, people seeking asylum, and other vulnerable groups The Government recently proposed to amend a set of rules, known as the ‘NHS Charging Regulations’, which govern how people access healthcare in England, and when they have to pay for it. New regulations were laid before Parliament on 19 July 2017. This briefing explains what changes the new regulations seek to make – with a particular focus on their impact on refugees and people seeking asylum. Which NHS services are currently free for everyone? All GP services Family planning services, compulsory mental health care, and treatment for a range […]
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