Country Statistics

Total Population: 68,131,084

 

Estimated migrant population: 8,543,120

 

Estimated refugee population (2019): 133,083

 

Estimated number of undocumented migrants (2019): N/A 

 

Main migrant populations (2020): India, Poland, Pakistan

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Healthcare rights of migrants

Asylum seekers: Asylum seekers are entitled to register with a general doctor. 

Free hospital treatment is not generally available to asylum seekers who are not on Section 95 or Section 4 support. Hospital doctors should not refuse treatment that is urgently needed for refused asylum seekers, but the hospital is required to charge for it.

In Scotland all asylum seekers are entitled to free comprehensive health care, including those refused asylum seekers not on Section 4 support and including the spouse/civil partner and any dependent children.

 

Refugees: All refugees with an active application or appeal are fully entitled to free NHS care. This includes primary care, secondary care, and emergency care.  

Refused refugees are not entitled to secondary care, unless it is considered necessary or urgent

 

Undocumented migrants: GP and primary care services are free of charge for anyone in England. 

Through the NHS, undocumented migrants can benefit from emergency care as well as care for certain infectious diseases with public health hazards. However, they have to prove their ability to pay. 

The cost can either be covered by the patient or taken out of the hospital’s budget. Can obtain free diagnosis and treatment of certain contagious diseases, such as TB and HIV, as well as sexually transmitted infections

Undocumented migrants with HIV or AIDS may be admitted if critically ill and in immediate danger, but they will not be eligible for further services after discharge

Free treatment of any physical or mental condition that is a direct result of torture, female genital mutilation (FGM), domestic violence or sexual violence (as long as you have not travelled to the UK for the purpose of seeking this treatment). This includes all ongoing treatment and psychological help that is needed as a direct result of the violence, FGM or torture.

 

HIV testing and treatment

Testing: Free and confidential for all, although in practice testing tends to be limited for those in prison. Use the aidsmap European test finder to see where you can get tested for HIV. 

Treatment: Free for all, although access is limited for migrants and those in prison.

Support Organisations

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Advice and Information

Maternity Care Access Advice Service: 

Advice service for migrant women seeking maternity care through the NHS.

maternitycareaccess@maternityaction.org.uk 

www.maternityaction.org.uk

020 7251 6189

Second Floor, 3-4 Wells Terrace, London N4 3JU

Doctors of the World UK

Free and confidential help to access healthcare.

clinic@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk 

www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk

0808 1647 686 / 0207 1675 789

29th floor, One Canada Square, London E14 5AA

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum: 

Offers practical advice, information, support and friendship, and also campaign on issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

info@nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk 

http://www.nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk/

0115 9601 230

The Sycamore Centre, 33a Hungerhill Road, Nottingham, NG3 4NB

Oasis Cardiff: 

Helps refugees and asylum seekers to integrate within their local community. 

Info@oasiscardiff.org 

https://www.oasiscardiff.org/

0292 0460 424

Oasis Cardiff, 69B Splott Road, Cardiff, CF24 2BW

Healthcare

Migrant Help UK: 

Offers help and support to asylum seekers, refugees and victims of slavery and human trafficking.

ASCorrespondence@migranthelpuk.org

https://www.migranthelpuk.org/

0130 4203 977 / 0808 8010 503

Migrant Help, Charlton House, Dour Street, Dover, CT16 1AT.

Unseen UK: 

Offers safehouses for up to 10 women who are survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking. Survivors stay for an average of 90 days and are provided with ongoing medical care and treatment, trauma counselling, legal advice and assistance, financial assistance, etc. 

admin@unseenuk.org 

https://www.unseenuk.org/

0303 0402 888

7 Hide Market, West Street, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0BH