The Medact Migrant Solidarity Group develops projects to defend access to healthcare rights for refugees and migrants, and informs civil society about existing rights and barriers to accessing healthcare. They are a friendly and welcoming group of healthcare professionals and students who invite people to join and commit as little or as much time as they feel able. As a group they attend events which raise awareness of forced migration, from theatre, poetry evenings, debates and lectures.

Anyone is welcome to join – get in touch using the form below!

Working Groups 

Operations – This group makes MSG run. They do the big thinking around democracy, strategy, and decision making. They also help manage the emails, plan the meetings, and make sure everything goes smoothly. 

Outreach & Engagement – What events shall we run this year? How do we get more people involved? Which other groups do we want to build relationships with? This group answers all these questions and more. 

Communications & Resources – If we need a flyer, an email to our members, or some great social media content, then this group makes it happen. They also answer big questions about what we’re saying and why we’re saying it.

Projects 

Royal College Surveys – We’ve been working with a number of Royal Colleges to survey their members about their knowledge of NHS charging and the impact it’s having on their practice. Help us analyse, write-up, and publicise the results. 

Detention Audit – We’re supporting a joint project between Helen Bamber Foundation and Forrest Medical Legal Services that is auditing the notes of people held in immigration detention, looking at bad practice and failures in detention health services.