HEALTH ADVOCACY

Clinical medics (4th years/GEM2 and above) can attend a specially run GP clinic in Banbury on Saturdays to support newly arrived asylum seekers to complete a comprehensive health assessment. The students are given extended time to obtain a detailed and comprehensive medical history, which can be quite complex, often requiring language line to support in interpretation.

You can view the history-taking framework we use for the initial health assessments below:

This is open to clinical medical students. All volunteers must have completed a Safeguarding Children Level 2 certificate in order to participate. In addition, volunteers must have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check completed before working with the young people, which is usually completed by the Medical School as part of their entry requirements.