Forgetting The Atrocities We Experienced Is Impossible
Shames and Shirin have been living in Chamesku camp, Northern Iraq, for four years. They are part of the Yezidi (or Yazidi) community who were forced to flee the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant/ al-Sham) in 2014.
Doctors of the World condemn the Demolitions in Khan Al-Ahmar and Abu-a-Nuwar
The Médecins du Monde (MDM) chapters in Palestine express great concern and join the international community outrage regarding the demolition of the Bedouin community structures in Abu-a-Nuwar by Israel and the expected demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar, affecting hundreds of Palestinian Bedouins.
‘As the NHS turns 70 this week there is much to be proud of, and much to fight for’: A blog by UK Health Advisor Lucinda Hiam
‘As a health advisor, I have seen the devastating impact this has on people. I have seen people refused heart surgery, denied cancer treatment or have their chemotherapy stopped.’
Safe Surgeries network launch as research shows wrongful GP refusals
New research has found that 1 in 5 attempts to register vulnerable patients are being wrongfully refused by GP surgeries in England, even though they’re fully entitled to access NHS primary care. To address this, Doctors of the World has launched the Safe Surgeries initiative, offering practices support and resources to mitigate barriers to access faced by migrants in vulnerable circumstances.
Gaza: Emergency Appeal
Over a hundred people are dead. Thousands are injured. We must help the people of Gaza. Doctors of the World teams are already treating the wounded and conducting life-saving surgery at Nasser Hospital in Gaza. We expect to be there for at least six months, but we desperately need to raise £10,000 to keep the clinic running.
Government will halt NHS datasharing with Home Office except for serious crime
Today marks a victory for the #StopSharing campaign and for all NHS doctors and patients: the government has announced that NHS datasharing with the Home Office will only be allowed in much more limited circumstances, primarily in cases involving serious crime.