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Panel68 Middle Street
Panel68 Middle Street

Patients Not Passports: How healthcare workers are fighting the Hostile Environment in the NHS

Date
Tue 24.09.19
Timings
9am – 10:30am

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.

Speakers

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

Organisers

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.

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Migrants Organise is a platform where refugees and migrants organise for power, dignity and justice.

Medact’s mission is to support health professionals from all disciplines to work together towards a world in which everyone can truly achieve and exercise their human right to health.

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