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Making sure people seeking and refused asylum can access healthcare:what needs to change?

We set out a commitment in our business plan to make sure that people seeking asylum were able to fully access the public services to which they were entitled.

This commitment was fuelled by our review of the most disadvantaged groups in Britain, which showed that people seeking asylum face barriers in accessing public services, including health services.

They are also more likely to have particular health needs because of past distressing experiences and the traumatic effects of fleeing to a different country.