• Immigration Act Strategic Workshop

    Medact has been working with Alma Mata, Doctors of the World, Migrants’ Rights Network, the Terrence Higgins Trust, The National AIDS Trust, Still Human Still Here, Maternity Action and other organisations as part of the Entitlement Working […]

  • Medact’s position on changes in 2014 Immigration Act

    Medact believes that healthcare should be freely accessible for all who need it on ethical, humanitarian, public health and economic grounds. However, the government’s current policy trajectory is set to […]

  • What the Government is proposing with the 2014 Immigration Act

    Summary According to the government, new measures are needed to combat ‘health tourism’ (i.e. visitors who come to the UK with the express intention of seeking free NHS care) and […]

  • Who has access to free NHS care currently?

    Any non-EEA citizen who is not ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK is liable for charging in secondary care, with some notable exemptions relating to membership to specific groups and specific […]