Helping detainees in need of medical assistance

Helping People in Detention

Medical Justice offers independent medical advice and assessments to immigration detainees and writes medico-legal reports (MLRs) which can be used to support asylum claims and letters outlining significant medical concerns.

Doctors receive on-going training on improving the quality and integrity of MLRs and letters, with leading experts. Individual support is provided by the Medical Justice Clinical Lead, arrangements are made for ongoing peer support and information provided to support appraisal.

If you want to know more about volunteering with Medical Justice, we welcome people to assist with:


If you would like to refer a detainee to Medical Justice, please see our online referral page

           Sent to MJ by E.N. on her release from detention

"Medical Justice asked me to represent a young man has had a leg amputated due to cancer (and diagnosed whilst he was in prison). He had been in detention for over a year and was unable to access video appointments to get a prosthesis so was stuck in a wheelchair. Without Medical Justice's intervention, he would still be in detention. He is now living in London, starting to get a prosthesis and hopes to be working again soon."

(Law firm partner)