It is possible to create a society in which our collective safety and wellbeing are prioritised. Developing trusting, healthy relationships with all of our patients is essential to this work.
However, Prevent – with the government’s stated aim of identifying “vulnerability to radicalisation” – compromises all of this, and is a source of harm and increased marginalisation.
Why is the NHS the only healthcare system in the world with a legal obligation to engage with such a strategy? What aren’t you being told about Prevent in safeguarding training?
Join our Alternative Training on Prevent online on Tuesday 25th May at 6pm to learn more
This training will seek to shed light on some unanswered questions about Prevent. We will hear from:
- Members of Medact’s Securitisation of Health Group (SHG)
- Susan Wright ─ a crime and human rights barrister acting for defendants, NGOs and other organisations on a range of public law matters
- Reem Abu-Hayyeh ─ Campaigns and Policy Lead: Peace and Security at Medact
- Dr Lyn Jenkins ─ a retired GP/ ophthalmologist, bereavement support volunteer, and heading up In My Own Bed Please, a lobby group advocating for improved palliative care at home in emergencies
This event is particularly aimed at people who work or are training in, study, or who have worked in health.
We are aware that some people may feel some concern or worry about attending the event. As such, we will be sending an email out to attendees prior to the event detailing how we will be seeking to make this event as safe and secure as possible.