General

Health and access to health care of migrants in the UK

Race Equality Foundation briefing Paper, 2010


Migrant Friendly Maternity Services

Toolkit for improving local service provision. DH & West Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership, 2010


O'Donne, Higgins, Chauhan and Mullen, 2007

"They think we're OK and we know we're not". A qualitative study of asylum seekers' access, knowledge and views to health care in the UK BMC Health Services Research 2007, 7:75


Health of Migrants in the UK

What do we know? Dr Hiranthi Jayaweera, The Migration Observatory, 2011


Sczepura, A 2005

Access to health care for ethnic minority populations Postgraduate Medical Journal; 81:141–147.


Health Experiences of Chinese people in the UK

Better Health Briefing 10, Race Equality Foundation, 2008.


Primary Concern

Access to GP Practices for Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster. A Report by the BME Health Forum June 2008
Inclusion Health: improving primary care for socially excluded people. Department of Health, 2010


Race Equality Foundation

Better Health briefings, tools, links and resources.


Migrant Health South East Network

Working together to understand and meet the needs of migrants.


Report, resources and recommendations from the Good Practices for Access & Well Being project:

BME Health Forum Projects

BME Health Forum Publications


Race for Health


Migrant Health Guide

Supporting health practitioners who care for migrants. HPA


Maternity Action

Information on rights, advice and research


Medact

Refugee and asylum health, and health and conflict


Northwest Regional Strategic Migration Partnership

Advice, development and consultation services to organisations in the North West whose work is affected by migration from overseas.


Migration Yorkshire


Finding Answers

Disparities Research for Change


Health Inequalities Intervention Toolkit

Designed to assist evidence-based local service planning and commissioning, including Joint Strategic Needs Assessments. Association of Public Health Observatories & Department of Health


Project London

Information, advice and practical assistance to vulnerable people to help them access NHS and other services.


Refugees and asylum seekers

A review from an equality and human rights perspective. Equality and Human Rights Commission Research report 52. Health status and health and social care: access, needs and summary pp 19-35


Global Health Watch

Global picture of access to healthcare: Access to health care for migrants and asylum-seekers.


Franks, Gawn and Bowden, 2007

Barriers to access to mental health services for migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers. Journal of Public Mental Health, 6(), March 2007, pp.33-41


University of the West of Scotland

Report on the situation of the Roma community in Govanhill, Glasgow. L Poole & K Adamson


Better Health

Access to maternity services research report.


Workers on the Move 2

European migrant workers and health in the UK. Experiences and perceptions of local health services and uptake of and attitudes towards health promotion activities in the UK.


Refugee health care

Reading list. The King’s Fund, 2010


Entitlement to healthcare

Overseas visitors: entitlements. DH


Migrant Health Guide: entitlements. HPA


The following two documents highlight health care providers’ requirement to challenge discrimination, promote equality and enable all parts of the community to access services equally.

DH healthcare standards

The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13


ILPA (Immigration Law Practitioners Association)

Signposting to registered immigration advice. ILPA also provides information about changes to legal aid.


Advice Now

How to get good asylum advice. Downloadable guides.


Migrants Rights

Sources of advice and support.


Minority Ethnic Health Discussion Forum

Responsive email discussion group that offers direct access to experiences and good practice in minority ethnic health.


Building awareness, contacts and signposting

Gathering relevant information

9 practical recommendations for gathering relevant information. TS4SE


Who holds the information you need?

Including migrant populations in Joint Strategic Needs Assessment: a guide. Rose N, Stirling S, Ricketts A, Chappel D. 2011. See: Appendix 4: Starting contacts (p38).


HACT

How to contact refugees.


Advice UK

Key steps to effective signposting and referral 2005.


Making good referrals

Checklist. University of Melbourne counselling service, 2006


ILPA (Immigration Law Practitioners Association)

Signposting to registered immigration advice. ILPA also provides information about changes to legal aid.


Advice Now

How to get good asylum advice. Downloadable guides.


Migrants Rights

Sources of advice and support.


Minority Ethnic Health Discussion Forum

Responsive email discussion group that offers direct access to experiences and good practice in minority ethnic health.


Specific improvements

Pathways into and through care

Migration Yorkshire

Templates for producing Welcome Packs for new arrivals


Black Health Initiative

A Guide to the NHS for Asylum Seekers in the UK (translated into community languages).


NVDF

Asian Women, Domestic Violence and Mental Health: A Toolkit for Health Professionals. EACH (Enabling Change Rebuilding Lives). Section 3: Access to Healthcare: pp 12-15

Reach In Project - HACT

Toolkit for recruiting and working with refugee volunteers.


Professor Lord Kamlesh Patel

Discusses groundbreaking work on discrimination in the NHS. Discussion includes case study of a man in a secure unit and his language needs. FEAD.


Community engagement and partnership working

Building better partnerships

Guidelines for multi agency groups working with asylum seekers and refugees in the East of England. Refugee Council & MENTER, 2005


The Collaboration Primer

Proven strategies, considerations and tools to get you started. HRET Health Research and Educational Trust, 2005


Not another consultation

Making community engagement informal and fun. Involve & Local Government Improvement and Development


Promoting participation

TS4SE Guide to Community Engagement and Refugee & Migrant Communities


Involving People

A practical guide. Voluntary Action Westminster.


Race for Health

How effective community engagement is challenging health inequalities and improving the lives of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.


Community Engagement

The Centre for Ethnicity and Health model. Jane Fountain, Kamlesh Patel, Jez Buffin, 2007.


Migration information monitoring

Ethnic monitoring

Is health equality possible without it? Better Health Briefing paper 21


User views of Monitoring Ethnicity Data


HRET Disparities Toolkit

A toolkit for collecting race, ethnicity, and primary language information for patients


Glasgow’s Learning... About Equalities

E-learning toolkit for service development, planning and trouble shooting, see the specific section on equalities monitoring.


A Practical Guide to Ethnic Monitoring in the NHS and Social Care


Health Scotland Ethnic Monitoring Tool

National Resource Centre for Ethnic Minority Health, NHS Scotland


ISDS Scotland Ethnic Monitoring Tool


Refugees and asylum seekers

A review from an equality and human rights perspective. Equality and Human Rights Commission Research report 52. Implications for Data Collection pp 120-128


Improving local equality data blog

Communities of practice (simple registration process)


Undocumented migrants

Chinese Whispers

The true story behind Britain’s hidden army of labour. Hsiao-Hung Pai


Médecins du Monde, 2008

Access to Healthcare for Undocumented Migrants in 11 European Countries.


First Do No Harm

Denying healthcare to people whose asylum claims have failed. Refugee Council, 2006


Background information on undocumented migrants


PICUM

Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, 2011. Preventing Undocumented Pregnant Women and Children from Accessing health Care: fostering health inequalities in Europe.


No Right to Dream

The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants in Britain. 2009. Paul Hamlyn Foundation.


The Second Destitution Tally

An indication of the extent of destitution among asylum seekers, refused asylum seekers and refugees