Policy Briefings: Health and Social Care
Health and social care / immigration
As of 3 March 2015, new regulations on access to health care for migrants - Provision of Health Services to Persons not Ordinarily Resident Regulations 2015- are in place in Northern Ireland. This briefing provides a summary of the contents of the new legislation. The regulations themselves are detailed and assessing a person’s entitlement to healthcare can be fairly complicated. If in doubt about a person's entitlement, it is recommended to seek advice.
Community care / mental health / health and social care
- The Mental Capacity Bill explained July 2014
The Mental Capacity Bill was issued for public consultation on 27 May 2014 and the consultation ends on 2 September. The Bill fuses mental health and mental capacity law into a single piece of legislation.
The aim of this briefing is to foster a greater level of understanding of the complexities of the draft legislation amongst the wide number of stakeholders with a keen and practical interest in the Bill.
Community care / immigration
In the absence of pulished regional immigration data, we seek to calculate the number of refused asylum seekers living in Northern Ireland.
- Rights in Community Care Briefing: A Vision for Community Care: Investment for the Future October 2010
Mental health / community care / health and social care
- Bamford Review March 2007
- Community Care Policy December 2006
- Mental Health Policy December 2006