May 12, 2018
Fair System? A Healthwatch ERY Report.
“I have the right to access treatment and register with a GP practice,” says Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire, speaking on behalf of homeless people.
‘Fair System?’ reports on Healthwatch ERY’s own research into whether it is easy for people with no address and no identification to access NHS primary care services in East Yorkshire. A new ‘registration rights card’ has been introduced to empower rough sleepers to access health care, and to remind local GPs of the national guidelines.
Matthew Fawcett, Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire Manager, and Chris Mills, Community Outreach Officer, explain the research and outline the recommendations.