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23 Nov, 4 tweets, 2 min read
We welcome the proposal in today’s @IPPR report that recommends expanding the definition of residence so everyone living in the UK would be eligible for free NHS care regardless of their immigration status

The report proposes simple, workable reforms to migrant healthcare policy that would improve access to NHS services.

Implementation would be an important step towards our long-standing call for the abolition of charging regulations so the NHS is free to all at point of delivery
At the start of the pandemic we joined orgs representing healthcare professionals, refugees and migrants living in the UK in writing to Govt to make a case for free medical care for all, against the urgent backdrop of #COVID19

Read the @DOTW_UK letter:…
We are also a member of the @HandsUpForHealth coalition which campaigns to ensure no one living in the UK goes without medical care.

Learn more – and join the campaign – here:

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