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While you are in detention, you are entitled to receive proper medical care appropriate to your needs.  The fact that you are detained does not deprive you of this important human right. Your medical care is the responsibility firstly of the Healthcare Centre Manager and then the Detention Centre Manager.

This leaflet has been written by Medical Justice and includes details of your rights according to the Detention Centre and the  Home Office’s Operation Enforcement Manual.

Know Your Medical Rights - leaflet for detainees