Vulnerable people regularly refused access to GPs, says charity

Some of the most vulnerable people in the UK are regularly refused access to a doctor, according to a report. Pregnant women, children and homeless people are among those who have been wrongly turned away from practices. Medical care is also refused to sex workers, domestic workers and people who have suffered torture, trafficking, domestic and sexual violence, research has found. In some cases, vulnerable people have been refused registration on more than one occasion. The research conducted by Doctors of the World (DoTW) found that medical centres and GP surgeries were refusing to help at least two in five people, despite their being eligible for free primary healthcare.

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