Health

NHS entitlements: migrant health guide

The government’s NHS entitlements: migrant health guide explains migrants’ NHS entitlements, providing an in-depth look at the services in the NHS. This provides migrants an overview of the NHS and how the healthcare system generally works. It also includes information on Brexit and COVID-19.

Sexual health resources

Let’s Talk About It and Young and Free explain what sexual health services are, the services that are provided, and how to access sexual health services. There are also question and answers that can be used when educating young people on topics about sexual health and consent. The resources also discuss contraception and sexually transmitted diseases.

Sleep and the things that make a difference

The UASC Health website includes a video made by separated children about what makes a difference to their sleep. It also includes information about a range of other topics, including:

  • semi-starvation on journey to the UK
  • screening for psychological distress
  • sleep packs and disordered sleep patterns

Separated Child Foundation sleep packs

The Separated Child Foundation offers sleep packs. This is a pouch which contains:

  • a night shirt
  • a plug-in night light
  • a lavender bag
  • a specially created ‘sweet dreams’ card
  • an eye mask
  • ear plugs
  • tissues
  • a stress ball

The Foundation provides these packs for free (as well as arrival packs with basic essentials), you just need to pay the postage.

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health offers information to support paediatricians in the assessment and management of children and young people of refugee background, including links to key external information and resources.

Royal College of Nursing

The Royal College of Nursing offers resources for primary healthcare professionals to help them support migrant patients. These include guidance on health topics, entitlements to an interpreter, information on data sharing, and migrants’ entitlements to NHS services.

Fostering UASC resources

CoramBAAF offers a range of resources for fostering and caring for unaccompanied children.

UASC Health

UASC Health offers a range of resources developed by paediatricians and designated professionals to support with assessing and addressing the health needs of unaccompanied children.

Doctors of the World resources

Doctors of the World offers a range of tools for healthcare professionals including information about migrants’ rights to healthcare.