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.”

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...

Dr Neal Russell on Al Jazeera

In July 2018, over a dozen healthcare professionals who received medals for their work during the Ebola Crisis in West Africa, returned their honours to the government in protest of the hostile environment policies in the NHS, including upfront charging and ID checks.