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.
In light of the hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood IRC, we publish practical notes for people on strike produced by Medact trustee Dr. Frank Arnold.
A junior doctor writes about the harm to patients caused by the latest changes to the NHS regulations expanding the scope of charging migrants for healthcare, arguing that it complicates crucial decisions made by health professionals.
First do no harm – Clinical roles in preventing and reducing damage to vulnerable immigration detainees
The available evidence shows that the objectives of significantly reducing the number of vulnerable individuals detained and the duration of their detention have not been achieved by the changes to policy and practice introduced since the initial review into welfare in detention of vulnerable persons produced by Mr Steven Shaw in January 2016.
In our submission to the new review we consider what has gone wrong, and make recommendations for what needs to happen to improve the situation.
What price are NHS health professionals willing to pay for a more ‘affordable’ service?