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  • Migrant primary care charge proposals shelved... for now...

    Migrant rights campaigners can celebrate this week. It seems that ongoing lobbying has led the Department of Health to kick plans for new primary care charges for migrants into the long grass... Now we need to make sure they don't return in the autumn to haunt us.

    16 February 2015 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • Dept of Health - Charging for primary care de-prioritised and postponed

    At a meeting yesterday with the Visitor and Migrant NHS Cost Recovery Programme, the Department of Health announced that plans to extend and amend charging for visitors and migrants for primary care has been de-prioritised and will be subject to public consultation in autumn 2015.

    13 February 2015 | Migrants Rights Network
  • The Quest Workshop for Black and Minority Ethnic Gay and Bisexual Men

    Public Health England (PHE) has commissioned The Quest to deliver its flagship “The Quest Workshop”, aimed at reducing health risk behaviour and building resilience, to Black African, Black Caribbean, mixed Black and other ethnicity (BME) gay and bisexual men who have sex with men (MSM). As part of the project, The Quest will be delivering two workshops in London and one in Manchester. The first set of workshops will be taking place in March 2015.

    21 January 2015 | The Quest
  • UKIP forced to leave London offices after HIV activists dump horse s--t outside

    UKIP has been kicked out their offices in Croydon, after a group of HIV activists dumped a pile of horse manure outside on World AIDS Day. The party’s local chairman Winston McKenzie announced yesterday to Steven Downes of Inside Croydon that the protest “was the last straw” for their office owners – and UKIP will have to find a new home.

    15 December 2014 | Act Up press release
  • World Aids Day 2014: HIV positive activists dump manure outside Ukip office in protest against 'bull****'

    HIV-positive activists have dumped half a ton of manure outside a Ukip office on World Aids Day, saying “what goes around comes around”. Members of the London-based Aids Coalition to Unleash Power (Act Up) said they wanted to show Nigel Farage what they thought of his recent statements suggesting people with Aids should be barred from entering the UK.

    02 December 2014 | The Independent
  • The Impact of Faith-Based Organisations on Public Health and Social Capital

    As a network of faith-based organisations, FaithAction knows that there are many faith groups up and down the country doing health-related work in their communities. However, the value of this work is in danger of not being recognised, both by the groups themselves and by policymakers, in large part because there is a lack of evidence around what is taking place and its effectiveness.

    01 October 2014 | Faith Action
  • HIV testing and black Africans in the UK

    Dr Iain Reeves and Dr Richard Ma discuss the role of HIV testing in black Africans in the UK.

    29 September 2014 | GP online
  • Terrence Higgins Trust to raise awareness of HIV among African faith groups in UK

    Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity is launching a project to provide African faith leaders with the skills and knowledge to support people living with HIV in their communities.

    09 September 2014 | Afro News
  • England: Department of Health publishes plans to charge overseas patients

    The Department of Health (DH) has today published its plans to recover costs for NHS treatment of visitors and migrants.

    18 July 2014 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • Immigration Act 2014: what next for migrants' access to NHS care?

    The passing of the Immigration Act earlier this month has put in place the legal framework for a new NHS charging regime for migrants in the UK. We look at what this means and, in particular, the implications for vulnerable migrants.

    29 May 2014 | Migrants' Rights Network
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