MSF conducted a series of medical assessments of detainees in 2005, and in May 2005 MSF's report "The health and medical needs of immigration detainees in the UK: MSF's experiences" was published as an annex to "Fit to be detained? Challenging the detention of asylum seekers and migrants with health needs" by BID.
Then Immigration minister, Tony McNulty MP, requested the Health Care Steering Group (HCSG) to consider the findings of MSF in more detail. In February 2006, the HCSG response was circulated to DUG members. Click here for the HCSG response
MSF responded to the Health Care Steering Group's comments - click here for the MSF response
Please note that MSF are not currently working on these issues in the UK