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Home Office scraps scheme that used NHS data to track migrants

The Home Office has abandoned a controversial “hostile environment” scheme using NHS data to track down patients believed to be breaching immigration rules. In the face of a legal challenge brought by the Migrants’ Rights Network, a memorandum of understanding between the Department of Health, NHS Digital and the Home Office is being scrapped.

Published
12 November 2018
From
The Guardian
'Growing up, it felt like I was too gay to be black and too black to be gay'

"What it's like coming out as a black man when people see it as a 'white thing'" - Phil Samba talks to BBC Radio 5 live about coming out as black and gay in the UK

Published
05 November 2018
From
BBC
NHS fees for maternity care 'putting migrant mothers at risk'

Vulnerable women becoming distressed by legacy of ‘hostile environment’, report says

Published
18 September 2018
From
The Guardian
UK: Black Straight Men Face Highest Rate Of Late Diagnosis of HIV

A study has revealed that black African heterosexual men are most likely to be diagnosed of HIV late

Published
13 September 2018
From
The Voice
UK research shows that black patients of West African and Caribbean origin have higher rates of chronic kidney disease

The risk of chronic and end-stage kidney disease among HIV-positive people of African ethnicity varies according to the region of origin and is highest among those of West

Published
20 August 2018
By
Michael Carter
8,900 checks on NHS ‘health tourists’ find just 50 liable to pay

A pilot scheme set up by Jeremy Hunt to check whether patients were entitled to free NHS care found only a tiny number were ineligible, the Evening Standard can reveal.

Published
30 May 2018
From
Evening Standard
UK Adolescents with Perinatally-Acquired HIV Are Not at Increased Risk of Anxiety, Depression

Adolescents and Adults Living with Perinatal HIV (AALPHI) is an ongoing study in the United Kingdom that follows a cohort of young people with perinatally-acquired HIV (PHIV) and a control group of HIV-affected youth, who have a parent, sibling, or other household member living with HIV.

Published
24 March 2018
From
MD Magazine
A guide for migrants in the face of concerted dehumanisation

Today, MRN is launching a Know Your Rights guide for migrants. We want to help migrants understand and assert their rights in a context where these are being systematically eroded and routinely denied.

Published
14 March 2018
From
Migrants' Rights Network
Our data isn't safe with the NHS - NHS Digital must be rebuilt

NHS Digital's decision to defy the Health Committee recommendation demonstrates starkly that NHS Digital has no real independence but is part of Whitehall, to be leant on by the Home Office or any other government department at will. It has failed totally in its duty to protect patient data, and indeed to understand the basic principles of medical confidentiality which it is meant to champion.

Published
05 March 2018
From
NAT
Dr Nneka Nwokolo: Put the power in your hands

Dr Nneka Nwokolo shared with the TEDxEuston community her wish to prevent African women from getting HIV needlessly. As a HIV consultant, she has witnessed in her practice how a ground-breaking pill called PrEP can help stop the spread of HIV amongst African women in addition to the traditional preventative methods such as condoms. This is a game changer that put’s choice and power into the hands of women who are at risk of getting HIV on the continent and its diaspora.

Published
20 February 2018
From
TEDxEuston / YouTube
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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