Medico legal stethoscopeNEWS  (last updated 1st September 2023)

The revised Istanbul Protocol has now been published by the UN (available here)

UK launch event for revised Istanbul Protocol video here.

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+ How to access and use the NHS, a guide for asylum-seekers (pdf) [more info]
Available in: English; Albanian; Arabic; Farsi (Iranian); Kurdish (Sorani)Spanish; Tigrinya

+ Vulnerability assessment tool (30 Apr 21) (Word version; PDF version) [more info]

+ FMLS pandemic response arrangement (2 Apr 21) [more info]

+ Remote Interviewing (pdf) [more info]

+ Coronavirus  [more info]

+ Translations of NHS Covid-19 guidance [more info]

+ Covid-19 in prisons and COVID-19 in IDCs [more info]

+ Release arrangements for immigration detainees are medically unsafe [more info]

+ How to register with a GP—for asylum-seekers & refugees [more info]

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