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Volunteering, asylum and health Wednesday 23 February 2005 Sheila Adam Director of Public Health North East London Strategic Health Authority.

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1 Volunteering, asylum and health Wednesday 23 February 2005 Sheila Adam Director of Public Health North East London Strategic Health Authority

2 Concentrations of minority ethnic groups in London Source: 2001 Census. Crown Copyright Produced by Data Management and Analysis Group, Greater London Authority

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5 Volunteering, asylum and health Potential for win : win : win: the NHS gains volunteers refugees can gain health care experience in the UK the NHS may recruit additional healthy professionals

6 Volunteering, asylum and health ROSE website provides information about volunteering for refugee health professionals

7 Volunteering, asylum and health Key messages: structured programmes needed with careers advice and guidance and signposts to appropriate placement, consistent with career plan

8 Volunteering, asylum and health But: difficult to find good volunteer placements shortage of staff to supervise therefore tend to prioritise schemes to employ refugee health professionals, eg, as health care assistants


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