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Over the years, the media has taken note of DPIA’s important work and respected DPIA as an expert commentator in matters related to asylum seekers and refugees. Here is a list of just some of these pieces that we have appeared in…

Giving Back To Doctors
British Medical Association – 10/09/2019
An article on the importance of the WARD group and supporting refugee doctors. Announcement of BMA Giving Grant to help develop the WARD group further.

We Have to Build Ourselves Again (6:46min onwards)
BBC: World Business Report – 27/09/2019
Sally Davies on why it is necessary for schemes like WARD group to exist, to contribute to the NHS through recognising and supporting Refugee Doctors and dentists.

Nation of Sanctuary – Refugee and Asylum Seeker Plan
Welsh Government01/01/2019
Welsh Government’s ‘Nation of Sanctuary’ plan includes how DPIA’s Sanctuary Speakers and Advocacy Forums will contribute towards their vision for Wales’ response towards Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Leona attends REPOD refugee doctor conference in Durham
HEIW News – 28/11/2018
Leona, one of DPIA’s directors attends a conference on ‘Supporting Refugee and Asylum Seeker Healthcare Professionals into Employment: Best Practice and Future Directions’

Cardiff Projects Awarded Over £215,000 In BBC Children in Need Grants
Cardiff Times – 10/10/2018
Children and Young Person’s Project awarded Children in Need grant to continue its important work.

From Syria to Wales: Dr Thaier Alhusain shares experience as a refugee doctor
HEIW – No Date
An update on WARD Doctor, Dr Thaier Alhussain since his TEDx Talk, as he gains GMC registration and starts practicing medicine in the UK.

The Journey that shaped me | Thaier Alhussain
TEDx Talk – 17/04/2018
A talk by one of the WARD Doctors about his journey and the importance of schemes like WARD.

A doctor who fled a war zone is ready and wants to work in the Welsh NHS but isn’t allowed
Wales Online – 25/02/2018 WARD student qualifies to practice in the UK but is not allowed as asylum seekers have no right to work.

Hussam’s Story
BBC One- 28/06/2017 Hussam, at the time a DPIA caseworker, talks about his experiences of being a refugee in Wales.

Next 30: Eleri Williams Institute of Welsh Affairs – 09/06/2017 A celebration of Eleri William’s contributions to Wales through her role as a DPIA Development Worker.

Advice pack for migrants and refugees in Wales
BBC News – 01/03/2010
Article on launch of an advice pack that DPIA contributed towards.

Refugee Doctors Return to Wards
BBC News – 15/09/2005
A news report on the success of our WARD group and its contribution to the NHS.

Young Asylum Seekers Face Abuse
BBC News – 25/02/2005 Aled Edwards of DPIA speaks out on abuses young asylum seekers may face.

Protest Over Held Asylum Seekers
BBC News – 11/09/2004 Aled Edwards speaks out over wrongfully imprisoned asylum seekers on behalf of DPIA

Concern Over Teen Asylum Detainee
BBC News – 12/08/2004 Aled Edwards, spoke on a situation with a detained teenage asylum seeker on behalf of DPIA.

Refugee Doctors Can Help NHS
BBC News – 17/05/2002 Aled Edwards (then DPIA Chair) spoke of difficulties Refugee Doctors have in requalifying independently.

Conference Concern Over Immigration Survey
BBC News – 25/06/2001
DPIA are awarded a £250,000 grant from the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund to provide activities for those seeking asylum in Wales.




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