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‘My Right to Healthcare’ cards explain to GP surgeries the rights of homeless people to register for primary care

People who experience homelessness in England are 60 times more likely to visit A&E in a year compared with the general population. This is largely due to the difficulty they have in registering at a GP surgery, with people often wrongly turned away due to lack of proof of address or identification.

To help address this, Groundswell and the London Homeless Health Programme (LHHP) have produced ‘My Right to Healthcare’ cards for people experiencing homelessness which explain that this population have a right to register with GP surgery

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