This research aims to explore the lived experiences of accessing healthcare among people currently seeking asylum and those who have had their claim for asylum refused, as well as the experiences of health service providers working with these communities.
It examines the extent to which people are able to exercise their rights to access healthcare. It looks at the differences between those currently in the asylum system and those who have had their claim refused in England, Scotland and Wales.
This report, and the partner report providing a review of evidence, will be of interest to people who play an important role in delivering healthcare and related support services to people seeking or refused asylum.
We have also made recommendations for what changes are needed to make sure that people seeking and refused asylum have full enjoyment of their right to health.
This report was produced in collaboration with Imperial College London and Doctors of the World UK.