Health Services: Refugees

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th March 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that all Ukrainian refugees entering the UK receive free healthcare through the NHS.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Anyone entering the United Kingdom from Ukraine under the Home Office’s Ukraine Scheme will be entitled to free National Health Service treatment without paying the Immigration Health Surcharge. In addition, those applying as an asylum seeker or applying for humanitarian protection and their dependents will be entitled to free NHS care. Officials are currently reviewing the situation for those entering the UK by these routes.

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