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Briefing – Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre Severely Restricts Access to Independent Doctors

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

The right to be visited by an independent doctor is enshrined in the Detention Centre Rules. Despite this, in the last few months, Yarl’s Wood detention centre has started to severely restrict access for independent doctors.

Medical Justice is calling on the Home Office to lift these restrictions and provide suitable facilities for independent doctors to visit detainees.

 

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