Compilation of a local profile of immigration using GP registration data
Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care
Article publication date: 21 June 2010
As part of an initial needs assessment for a community development project to improve access to health and social care services for new migrants, a local epidemiological profile of new migrants was produced for Walsall in the West Midlands. Data were compiled from Office for National Statistics estimates of international migration, National Insurance Number applications from overseas nationals, ‘Flag 4’ GP registrations by new immigrants, United Kingdom Border Agency asylum bulletins, and Citizens Advice Bureau immigration queries. It is estimated that there has been a steady influx of between 800 and 1,400 new migrants per year into Walsall. The majority are young adults from Asia and Eastern Europe, and are living in the southern part of the borough. This information needs to be updated regularly, shared with relevant partners and used to inform commissioning decisions.
Warren, K., Ramaiah, S. and Teagle, R. (2010), "Compilation of a local profile of immigration using GP registration data", Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 6-12. https://doi.org/10.5042/eihsc.2010.0340
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