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993379246_4435077401_z.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xDestitute women and their babies are ‘put at risk of avoidable harm’ by high fees

Midwives have called on the government to scrap NHS charges that can amount to tens of thousands of pounds for pregnant women who are refugees, migrants or visiting from overseas, amid concerns that “hostile environment” policies are making it hard for health workers to do their jobs.

The safety of vulnerable mothers and newborn babies is being put at risk by NHS fees that deter undocumented migrant women from accessing care, a news report from Maternity Action backed by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has warned.

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The Guardian

 

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