In Dec 2017 Nasar was denied a heart transplant because he did not have the right immigration status. He was trapped, too sick to fly home and unable to pay upfront for the treatment he needed. He died in March 2018, he was 38. Join front-line healthcare workers and community organisers for this session to find out how the Hostile Environment is changing the NHS, and how you can help keep it free for all forever, with speakers from Migrants Organise, Medact, and Docs Not Cops.
Akram Salhab is a Palestinian organiser, refugee and migrant rights campaigner. He is the Campaigns Officer at Migrants Organise and a coordinator of the Patients Not Passports campaign.
James Skinner is Access to Healthcare Campaigner at Medact.
Katie Turner is an A&E nurse in Brighton and founding member of Docs Not Cops
Docs Not Cops is a campaign group of NHS professionals and patients who believe health is a right and not a privilege. Docs not Cops work to resist disturbing changes in the culture of the UK health service, wherein medical attention is increasingly linked to patients' ability to pay, as well as to provide some form of ID.