EBOLA WORKERS STATEMENT: Why we are giving our Ebola medals back to the UK government We were honoured with medals for crossing borders to treat patients overseas, representing the UK and the NHS. Now the charging regulations, introduced as part of the ‘hostile environment’ for migrants are creating borders between us and our patients… Continue reading Campaign Statement – long version
We use the correct term ‘undocumented migrant’ rather than the term ‘illegal’ migrant which is used by politicians and certain media to stigmatise this group of people, as a useful and longstanding political strategy of scapegoating migrants.
In the same way as the NHS always did until recent years, many other countries provide universal health care access which specifically includes undocumented migrants. Even countries that have taken the current path of the UK in restricting access to undocumented migrants usually still provide free care to undocumented pregnant women and children, unlike the UK… Continue reading How does the UK compare to other countries in coverage of ‘undocumented migrants’?
''The whole agitation has a nasty taste. Instead of rejoicing at the opportunity to practice a civilized principle,''.... certain politicians ''have tried to exploit the most disreputable emotions in this among many other attempts to discredit socialized medicine." https://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/whole-agitation-has-nasty-taste-bevan-on-so-called-health-tourism
Undocumented Children in the UK In 2012, the University of Oxford’s Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS) estimated that there were approximately 120,000 ‘undocumented children’ living in the UK, 65,000 of whom were actually born here. Under the new legislation these children no longer have a right to access free secondary NHS care,… Continue reading Focus on Child Health
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John Lennon returns his MBE https://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/11/25/john-lennon-returns-his-mbe-to-the-queen/ 27 celebrities that turned down their honours (or gave them back) https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/new-years-honours-27-celebrities-who-turned-down-their-honours_ Gurkhas return medals over discrimination https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1582157/Gurkhas-return-medals-over-discrimination.html
Some potentially asked questions about the ‘Returning Honours’ Campaign I quite like my medal/honour, and I like the idea of people in the future hearing about how I won a medal/honour for my work. People will not only hear about our work that got us the award, but also about how we used our awards… Continue reading Probably Asked Questions