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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Asylum: Health Services remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what NHS medical support is available for (1) asylum seekers, and (2) refugees. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Only those asylum seekers (and their dependants) who receive asylum support under section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 are entitled to access NHS medical services. They are able to access free NHS prescriptions, free dental treatment, free eye sight tests, help with the cost of glasses or contact lenses, free wigs and fabric supports and help with the cost of travel to receive treatment under the care of a consultant.</p><p>The Home Office takes all reasonable steps to ensure the health and welfare of asylum seekers who receive asylum support under section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. At the inception of their claim, they are provided with an opportunity to undergo assessment by health officials and suitable steps are taken to provide them with access to appropriate medical treatment, this includes advice on how to register with a GP practice and how to access emergency treatment at a hospital or walk in centre.</p><p>Those qualifying asylum seekers, as outlined above, are provided with a HC2 certificate which confirms to medical practitioners that they are eligible to access appropriate medical services.</p><p>Refugees who have been granted asylum status are eligible for services from the National Health Service on the same basis as the general population.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T12:26:55.5Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T12:26:55.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter