Introduction: Thousands of people fleeing war torn and politically oppressed countries such as Iraq and Zimbabwe come to the United Kingdom every year. They do so in hope that they will be able to seek asylum here, thus exercising one of their basic human rights. Due to the ill treatment suffered back home in their countries of origin, as well as the long and traumatic asylum process here in the UK, many asylum seekers have mental or physical health problems. The aim of this review is to discover what these problems are and what the best model of primary care is that will provide for them.
Identifying the problems in relation to meeting the healthcare needs of refugee survivors of torture in the UK