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Access to Healthcare for Migrants in Wales

Published 18 February 2016 / By COMPAS Communications

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This briefing provides a general overview of migrants’ entitlement to NHS healthcare services in Wales. A broad range of migrant groups are considered here, including mobile EU citizens, asylum seekers, refugees and third country nationals, including those with irregular immigration status. Information on access to both primary and secondary healthcare services is provided in this briefing. Links to more detailed information, including the texts of relevant primary legislation, are provided at the end of this briefing in the section ‘Further resources.’  The Welsh Government is in the process of updating its guidance on charging overseas visitors, which will provide guidance to Local Health Boards (LHBs) and further details on the charging regulations. Please check updates to this briefing for a link to the updated guidance.


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