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Last updated: 02 February 2024

Session 3: Migrant health and access to services

Everyone has everyday health needs that would benefit from referral to NHS services. However, many migrants face serious barriers that prevent them from accessing the healthcare they need, and that they're entitled to. People don't know their rights, and neither do the organisations that support them. This session will explore barriers and entitlements to NHS services for migrant communities, including vaccinations, and will discuss how traumatic journeys and experiences can often shape mental and physical health needs of this broad group.

Anna Miller, UK Policy & Advocacy Manager, Doctors of the World
Jill O'Leary, Lead doctor for the Medical Advisory Service, Helen Bamber Foundation
Chair: Phil Veasey, Public Health Consultant, London Borough of Newham

A series of recordings from the online Homelessness and Migration conference, held on 17 March 2021.The event was designed to equip homelessness services and commissioners with the information and tools they need to better support homeless migrants. It was delivered by Homeless Link in partnership with the Pan-London Migrant Frontline Network facilitated by Praxis Community Projects.