May 10, 2016
#RegistrationRefused: A Report by Doctors of the World UK
Refugees seeking asylum, vulnerable migrants, and those who are unable to pay for care are often denied treatment by frontline healthcare staff in the United Kingdom. Our clinic in London offers primary healthcare and advice from volunteer doctors, nurses and support workers for those who have been turned away.
As well as providing healthcare, we also work to register those who facing barriers with their local doctor. In 2016 we helped 1,906 people to access the NHS (National Health Service) and 91% of our service users had their cases resolved. Our teams also signpost to other services, including housing advice, destitution support and specialist counseling.