The impact of migration on health is particularly relevant to the wider debate about the value and viability of managed labour migration and the nature of the asylum system in the UK. The purpose of this document is to clarify how migration impacts upon health in the UK in terms of employment and treatment. There is increasing interest in the role migrants play in the running of the National Health Service (NHS) as well as the rights migrants have to benefit from the NHS. The empirical evidence presented in this factfile will inform a more constructive and comprehensive discussion of the issues and facilitate a move beyond a debate based around rhetoric and vested interest.
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