‘Fair System?’ A Healthwatch report.

“I have the right to access treatment and register with a GP practice,” says Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire on behalf of homeless people.

‘Fair System?’ reports on Healthwatch ERY’s own research into whether it is easy for people with no address and no identification to access primary care services in the NHS in East Yorkshire. A new ‘registration rights card’ has been introduced to empower rough sleepers to access health care, and to remind local GPs of the national guidelines.

In this episode of the UK Housing and Homelessness Podcast Matthew Fawcett, Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire Manager, and Chris Mills, Community Outreach Officer, explain the research and the recommendations.