Changes to NHS Charging – bad news for Asylum Seekers

By | 29th August 2017

Asylum Matters – Healthcare Regulations Briefing 2017

This briefing document from Asylum Matters, outlines the changes due to come into force in November, to the way the NHS charges for its services.

What should be remembered is that everyone is entitled to care where it is ‘urgent and necessary’ such as A&E service, and in the event someone cannot pay, it can be pointed out that it will cost the trust more to try and recover costs from someone who has no income. However if you don’t understand the language or have no one to advocate for you, how will Asylum Seekers know to do this?