The NHS was designed to be a universal health service, free for all that need it. This is no longer the case. On this page you can write to the DHSC and join the Patients Not Passports campaign to end NHS charging.
Since December 2018, protests across Sudan have been taking place almost daily – with healthcare workers playing a central role. In this piece, we provide the background to the ongoing struggle and platform the voice of Dr. Mohammed Abdelraoof Hussien, a doctor in Sudan.
Medact’s Patients Not Passports toolkit and Interim-Director, Guppi Bola, feature in this BMJ analysis of doctors and the hostile environment
The importance of resisting the hostile environment in the NHS with Medact’s Patients Not Passports campaign
A discussion on migration and health, featuring Medact’s Interim Director, Guppi Bola
MPs cave in to Left-wing doctors and scrap plans to stop health tourists coming to Britain for treatment they’re not entitled to – costing the NHS £280m a year
Daily Mail covers access to healthcare campaign work, featuring James Skinner, Medact
Join a health bloc for the National Demonstration for Palestine on Saturday 11 May in London – to mark the 71st anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe)
Medact’s new briefing paper examines NHS charging and the introduction of immigration controls in the NHS.
Medact Manchester member, Dr Louise Tomkow, highlights the change needed to improve access to the NHS
“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.”
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.