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.
We parodied Theresa May’s “Go Home” vans in protest of the “hostile environment” in the NHS
Yesterday, we took our #StopSharing campaign to Westminster by parodying Theresa May’s “Go Home” vans. While the van drove around Westminster and circled the streets surrounding the Home Office, we, along with doctors, nurses and patients, stood in protest outside the Home Office saying “no” to “hostile environment” policies in the NHS.
Doctors spoof May’s “go home” vans in protest to “hostile environment” in the NHS
Today, a van spoofing Theresa May’s “go home” vans will drive though Westminster and Whitehall as doctors, nurses and midwives go to the Home Office to make a stand against the Home Office’s use of NHS services and staff to carry out immigration enforcement.
Our visit to the Doctors Of The World Clinic: A blog by MP’s Luciana Berger & Dr Paul Williams
‘NHS Digital Data Sharing with the Home Office: A Life and Death Matter’. MP’s Luciana Berger & Dr Paul Williams write a joint blog about their visit to our clinic and their condemnation of NHS Digital & the Home Office sharing of patients information. #StopSharing
DOCTORS OF THE WORLD UK STATEMENT ON NHS HOSPITALS WITHHOLDING ‘NON-URGENT’ CARE
Like Albert Thompson, Djibril and many of our patients are refused life-saving treatment in NHS hospitals because it is deemed ‘non-urgent’ and they cannot hope to pay for it upfront. They are placed in this impossible situation as a result of the NHS charging scheme, whose reliance on classifications of ‘urgent’ and ‘non-urgent’ to determine if a patient has to pay upfront often fail to take account of conditions, like cancer, where timely treatment can make all the difference.
MPs repeat demand for an end to NHS Digital sharing patient data
The House of Commons Health & Social Care Committee has, for a second time, called on NHS Digital to immediately stop sharing patient details with the immigration authorities. Expressing deep concern about the Government’s approach to sharing confidential patient information
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018
On the 8th March, Doctors of the World celebrated International Women’s Day and highlighted the sad fact that many women in the world still die in childbirth, face sexual exploitation and often have a lack of access to contraception and safe abortion.