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Healthcare skills: asylum seekers and refugees

Law Centre NI and UNISON have worked together to determine the healthcare skills of asylum seekers and refugees in Northern Ireland. In March 2022, we distributed a simple online survey.

Key results:

  • 15 doctors, 3 consultants, 2 surgeons, 7 nurses and many others responded to the survey.
  • 90% of asylum seekers would work in healthcare if training was provided.
  • 72% of refugee health professionals are not employed according to their qualifications.
  • 87% told us they needed help to get their qualifications recognised in the UK.

Read the results here

Read more about Unlocking the Right to Work for Asylum Seekers here