A statement from Royal Liverpool healthcare workers on healthcare charges

“As a doctor I find it appalling that my employer could encourage me to provide substandard care for a patient because of their nationality. Recently I saw ‘cost recovery staff’ document in a very sick young female’s notes that staff should “refrain from providing non-urgent treatment because she is chargeable for her care and has not yet paid a deposit”. Patients will suffer. Either through direct clinical neglect, or (more likely) through delayed presentation to health services due to fear of financial ruin or being reported to authorities.”

Ensuring Universal Healthcare in the NHS: Advocacy tools in the context of migrant charging

Join Medact, Docs Not Cops, and Health Professionals for Global Health to find out about the impact of NHS charging regulations on migrants and the role healthcare workers have in improving access to care for all. This event will launch the Patient’s not Passports Toolkit and showcase a variety of speakers who will discuss how the policy may directly contravene the principles of universal healthcare.

James Skinner

James is a campaigner and organiser who has spent the last year working with Docs Not Cops on their campaign calling for universal access to the NHS. Before that he was a Nurse in A&E, did a brief stint in Liberty’s policy and campaigns team and spent many...

Twitter Storm Guide

How to take part in our twitter storm. 1. Get online between 12noon and 2pm on 23rd October. 2. Make a sign that says “I’m a patient not a passport” or any other message you want to send to Barts Trust to encourage them to end ID checks and charging. Check out these...