In May of this year, ACT UP London launched the #DocsNotCops Campaign in provocative style with a strip show outside the Home Office, highlighting the dangers to everyone when NHS doctors become border agents.
The dangerous and discriminatory Immigration Act has now become law, but the fight is not over. Following this protest, ACT UP has begun to organise the #DocsNotCops Coalition, working with organisations like Medact and Doctors of the World, as well as our allies at UNITE and a growing number of concerned NHS nurses, doctors, and citizens who want to preserve universal health access.
The Department of Health is in an ongoing consultation process as they write the secondary legislation which will determine how these measures are enforced. Our Coalition is making noise and exerting pressure so that migrants are not scape-goated and that everyone’s public health is secured. For details of the Coalition’s organizing meetings, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org