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Migrant health

Migrant health

Individuals who migrate to the UK from other countries will often face particular challenges in accessing health care.

This resource provides information for nursing and midwifery staff to help signpost them to useful resources and where they can direct people to access health care.

Migrant health useful resources

The PHE Migrant Health Guide, a free online resource for primary healthcare professionals to help them support their migrant patients. The guide includes guidance on health topics, entitlements to an interpreter, information on data sharing and clarifies migrants’ entitlements to NHS services, among other resources.

The PHE National Migrant Health Team have also produced two animations aimed at healthcare professionals in England:

1 - Introduction to entitlements for migrants
2 - Karman’s story (case study provided by Doctors of the World)
3 - NHS entitlements to primary care in england
4 - NHS entitlements to secondary care in england
5 - Dental treatment for migrants in England
6 - Assessing new patients from overseas.

Further resources