Using evidence from our clinics we advocate tirelessly for those unable to access the medical care they need. With over 10 years of experience treating excluded people in the UK, we campaign for policies and practices that give everyone the right to healthcare, regardless of immigration status or income.

We advocate for refused asylum seekers, pregnant women and children to be exempt from healthcare charges. Our work also highlights the need for more robust and comprehensive healthcare provision for survivors of torture, FGM, domestic violence and sexual violence.

Our policy recommendations

  • Full access to free primary, emergency and other essential care for everyone living in the UK.
  • Exemptions from healthcare charges for children, pregnant women and refused asylum seekers living in the UK.
  • NHS information should not be shared with the Home Office and accessing treatment should never be used as a means of immigration enforcement.
  • Health professionals should be supported to take care of all patients regardless of their administrative status.

Right to Care project

Funded by Trust for London, this project focuses on improving access to healthcare for excluded people in the UK through alliances and partnerships. The project includes:

  • Training medical students and professionals on meeting the needs of vulnerable people and creating a body of medical students to champion this cause and train their peers.
  • Providing guidance, resources, and training to healthcare commissioners, providers and public health bodies to improve unmet health needs of vulnerable populations across London.
  • Research and policy work to support our advocacy programme.

If you are a medical student, a medical school or healthcare professional, contact Jennie to find out more about the Right to Care training.

If you are a healthcare commissioner, provider (including GP practices) or public health body in London, contact Jennie to find out more about free training, resources and support to improve access to healthcare.