Leeds Meeting on Charging for Health Care

On January 22nd 2016, a meeting in Leeds addressed the growing concerns around the issue of charging migrant and undocumented people for health care. Care for pregnant women and those giving birth in the UK emerged as a particular concern, given the vulnerability of many women and their babies.
 
This briefing meeting looked at the Department of Health's proposals to extend charging to overseas visitors and migrants for their use of primary and emergency healthcare, and how to feed into the public consultation on the extension of charges.
 
The meeting was organised by Lorna Gledhill, from the Regional Asylum Activism Project, together with Rose McCarthy from City of Sanctuary in Leeds.

Read the Regional Asylum Activism Briefing on Making a Fair Contribution: A Consultation on the Extension of Charging Overseas Visitors and Migrants Using the NHS in England