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NAT Topic - Immigration

Immigration and asylum

The issue: 

Migrants and asylum seekers are often forced into lives of destitution, which undermines their health and their ability to access treatment. A disproportionate number of these people are living with HIV and they suffer from not having the same access to care as the general population. HIV-positive asylum seekers in immigration centres also frequently become more ill as a direct result of being detained. 

What we do: 

NAT monitors and influences immigration policy and challenges unfair policy decisions which could have a negative impact on the health of people living with HIV. We make key groups aware of their entitlement to treatment on the NHS, we campaign for effective implementation of universal treatment guidelines and for people arriving in the UK to have fast access to HIV testing and treatment. 

BLOG

NAT and BHIVA have today published new guidance to support HIV care in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs). This follows hotly...
Chris Hicks
World Health Day, organised by the World Health Organisation, is a global awareness day celebrated on 7 th April each...
Yusef Azad
Confidentiality of patient information is one of the most ancient and important principles of medicine. If doctors tell other people...

PRESS RELEASES

NAT and HIV clinicians at BHIVA have produced new guidance (last published in 2009) that...
NHS Digital to end data sharing with the Home Office on immigration offences Government agrees...
The House of Commons Health & Social Care Committee has, for a second time, called...

PUBLICATIONS

Immigration detention and HIV: advice for healthcare and operational staff
Who has to pay?
How NHS overseas visitors charges apply to migrants and asylum seekers in England

REAL STORIES

"My landlady was putting on a lot of pressure to pay my rent, which I...
"Him leaving me led to them curtailing my Leave to Remain." A lot has happened...
"Social services were tossing me around." My immigration status was uncertain then. It was 1998...

TEACHERS' RESOURCES