There is a wealth of research addressing the health issues facing refugees and asylum seekers in London. Within this theme, we have categorised the research into ten topics, ranging from cultural attitudes to health to primary care.
Issues addressed in the research include how refugees and asylum seekers view their own physical and mental well-being, whether refugees and asylum seekers have specific healthcare needs and whether these needs change in the years after arrival.
Improving Access to Healthcare for the Community's Most Vulnerable, Medicin du Monde, 2008
This report uses data collected from the first two years of Project: London and a brief history of issues surrounding access to care within the NHS to examine the proposed changes in legislation governing access to primary care on the basis of immigration status.
Charging Systems for Migrants in Primary Care, Jonathan Friedland et al, Imperial College London, 2008
This article explores the impact of overseas visitors (OVs) on primary care services and to assess the views of health-care providers about current charging systems for migrants not eligible for certain free UK National Health Services.
Finding a home: group psychotherapy for traumatized refugees and asylum seekers, Sarah Tucker and Deirdre Price, Traumatic Stress Clinic London, Sep 2007
This article examines how group psychotherapy can be made relevant to refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced persecution and trauma in their home countries. The article considers in particular issues relating to working with interpreters, ‘cultural factors' and high levels of vulnerability and dependency. Additional aims of the article are: to assess the issues resulting from the need to address practical issues outside group therapy; and to explore the impact on group facilitators of conducting this work.