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October 2019

October 25, 2019

The Guardian has reported that the charity Maternity Action has launched a legal challenge against the policy of charging vulnerable migrant women £7,000 or more to access NHS maternity care. Maternity care falls under “immediately necessary service” in the UK, which means it must never be refused or delayed regardless of a patient’s immigration status. The legal challenge argues that the government is in breach of the public sector equality duty.

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