Safe Surgeries Toolkit

The “Safe Surgeries” toolkit gives GP practices concrete ways to defy the sharing of NHS patient information with the Home Office by keeping their patients’ addresses off NHS records, including using the GP practice address as c/o address. All suggestions are in line with NHS guidelines.

Healthcare Entitlement in England

Guidance written by Doctors of the World explaining how to access mainstream healthcare services in the UK.

Healthy London Partnership 'My right to access healthcare' cards

These cards can be carried by people who can have difficulty accessing primary healthcare, such as homeless people and migrants. They can be used to remind GP receptionists and other practice staff of the national patient registration guidance from NHS England. 

Access to Healthcare in the UK 2015

Doctors of the World report detailing the legal context of NHS entitlement, existing barriers to health services and recommendations on healthcare access.

NHS England guidance on patient registration for GP practices

Guidance stating GP practices should not refuse registration on the grounds that a patient is unable to produce evidence of identity or immigration status or proof of address.

British Medical Association guidance on patient registration for GP practices

Guidance clarifying conditions surrounding patient registration in GP practices.

Multilingual appointment card generator

Online tool helping non-English-speaking patients understand when their next appointment is.

Department of Health guidance on implementing the overseas visitor hospital charging regulations 2015

Guidance stating that chargeable secondary care must never be withheld if it is considered to be immediately necessary or urgent by clinicians.

Opportunities for Health and Wellbeing Boards and Clinical Commissioning Groups

Doctors of the World is offering the opportunity for Health and Wellbeing Boards and Clinical Commissioning Groups in London to work with us to improve healthcare access for refugees and vulnerable migrants in their borough.

Contact Anna Miller to find out more.