On September 30, we joined Docs Not Cops and a coalition of anti-racism and pro-migrant organisations outside Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospital to protest the introduction of immigration checks and upfront charging coming into force on 23 October 2017.
We listened to powerful testimonies from people affected by the new discriminatory NHS policy and the human impact of these changes.
Sister events were also held in Manchester and Newcastle. Members of the Refugee Support Group and Medact Manchester wrote about why they took action on September 30, reiterating that they see #patientsNotpassports.
A number of members have written articles concerning the changes:
- Festive Cards designed by the Migrant Solidarity Group - November 25, 2020
- Refugee Solidarity Group advocates for Patients not Passports – No borders in the NHS - October 9, 2017
- Refugee first aid in Calais - September 30, 2017