#PatientsNotPassports – End the Hostile Environment in the NHS
The 23rd October 2018 marked one year since the Government introduced the policy forcing NHS Trusts to check patients ID and charge people upfront for care.
That year has seen untold harm caused to people trying to access the care they need. From the Windrush scandal and Sylvester Marshal being billed £54,000 for cancer care, to Trusts sending debt collectors to harass destitute mothers. The year has also seen unprecedented resistance from healthcare workers and patients, with mass demonstrations, the returning of medals, and healthcare organisations holding the Government to account.
Join us in reversing this hostile environment policy and removing upfront costs to the NHS. We believe in #PatientsNotPassports.
To learn more about immigration checks and charges in the NHS, how you can take action as a healthcare worker, support people in your community, or start a campaign where you are, check out the Toolkit we have created with Medact and Migrants Organise at: patientsnotpassports.co.uk.
In September 2017 – we made the video below ahead of an action before the regulations were introduced – please watch and share: