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Healthcare for people leaving an immigration removal centre: guidance for NHS providers

Healthcare entitlements for people being released into the community in England.

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This guidance is for NHS providers, including immigration removal centre (IRC) healthcare staff. It explains the entitlements and access to NHS care for people who are leaving an IRC and moving into the community.

This guidance covers the arrangements for England. Information about the provisions in Scotland and Northern Ireland can be found in Annex 2.

Published 4 July 2019
Last updated 6 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added paragraph to the summary section setting out current guidance on the payment options for chargeable patients and what may happen if chargeable patients do not pay.
  2. First published.