RESOURCES

Information about working with refugees and people seeking asylum

  • You can read a GP update article here on working with people seeking asylum.
  • A chapter on the experience of ‘Working with people seeking asylum’, from the book ‘Seeking Asylum and Mental Health’, can be downloaded from the book’s website here.
  • Information for Primary Care Teams

SystmOne template for ‘Suspected human rights abuses’

Ardens have created a screening template which helps clinicians gather information about human rights abuses efficiently and then puts this information into a pre-formatted letter. If you subscribe to Ardens, search for ‘Suspected human rights abuses’. Thanks to Ardens this is also available to all SystmOne users and can be found here.

Letters/reports about ASYLUM issues

Medical Letter and Report Requests (yhphnetwork.co.uk).

  •           Template for patient requests for medical information for their asylum claim
  •           Template for solicitor/other organisation requests for medical information about their asylum claim
  •           Medical letter to request expedition of asylum claim
  •           Medical letter to modify frequency of immigration signing
  •           Cover note about safe use of GP records in asylum claims (to use when GP record is requested)
  •           Cover note about safe use of GP records in asylum claims (to use at new patient registration)

Letters about SUPPORT issues

Medical Letter and Report Requests (yhphnetwork.co.uk).

  • Medical letter about Home Office accommodation problem (e.g. room sharing/requests to move)
  • Medical letter about dietary problems
  • Medical letter about poor accommodation conditions
  • Medical letter about damp/mould
  • Medical letter about council housing priority
  • Medical letter about concessionary travel
  • Letter about ID check and address confirmation for opening bank accounts

Further Reading

Useful Links