Patients not passports
- Thursday 9 July 2020 (14:00-15:00)
The first of our Centre for Health Law Science and Policy “Zoom” seminars will be held on Thursday 9 July. It will be given by Hannah Ellis and Yajur Arora who are medical students here at the University of Birmingham and members of the group UoB Doc Not Cops.
The ‘hostile environment’ that exists in the UK at the moment makes accessing healthcare extremely difficult for refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers.
Currently, the NHS demands upfront charging for certain treatments when patients are unable to prove leave to remain. There have been countless cases of patients being refused chemotherapy, basic maternal healthcare or life saving surgeries as close as the QE here in Birmingham. UoB Docs Not Cops is a student led outlet of a national organisation campaigning against this. Come along to learn more about the realities of vulnerable migrants seeking healthcare and how the laws contravene the founding principles of the NHS and impact healthcare professionals as well. We hope we will be able to clarify what these regulations are and dispel some of the myths surrounding immigration and the NHS.
All very welcome.
The Zoom link itself will be sent out early next week