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“To tackle the huge challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic together, it is critical that everyone currently within the UK is supported to stay healthy and included in nationwide public health measures. No one must be excluded, regardless of their immigration status. Recognising this fundamental public health principle, the World Health Organization has stressed the importance of ensuring all migrants and refugees have equal access to health services, are effectively included in national COVID-19 responses and are not prevented from seeking care due to fear of immigration enforcement.”

Doctors of the World, the British Medical Association, Medact, Docs Not Cops, and several medical Royal Colleges have signed this “Letter to Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care calling for suspension of NHS Charging Regulations”.

Read the full letter and sign at: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfckxE3uKoI3HPQQmj4qnL5EmAbY5bVzxSS4K0f3vDFdFc8tg/viewform

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