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.

SystmOne template for ‘Suspected human rights abuses’

Ardens have helped us create 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