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NHS staff march against passport checks

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 04 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4559
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. BMJ
Claudia Moroni

Healthcare professionals and supporters took to the streets in London, Manchester, and Newcastle on 30 September to raise awareness about the charges being introduced in the NHS, often for the most vulnerable patients, such as refugees.

The marchers converged on St Thomas’s Hospital, near Westminster, where they were invited to share their stories of patients being asked for identification or being denied care.

The protest was organised by the group Docs Not Cops (#patientsnotpassports) in collaboration …

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