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JCWI and Doctors of the World are currently running a project relating to the impact of the NHS Overseas charging regulations and it’s relation to the hostile environment for migrants. They want to get a sense of who (yourself, your organisation or groups that you know of) may be interested in a series of free workshops that we will run in the UK based on the implementation of NHS charges that came into play in October last year.

The dates for Cardiff are 13th June at 4.30pm. The workshop will run for 90 minutes.
You can register your interest here: www.jcwi.org.uk/ensuring-equal-access-to-nhs-free-workshop


Background: This series of workshops are part of a longer-term project that aims to unpack the consequences of imposing upfront surcharges in hospitals for perceived “overseas visitors”. The NHS Charging Regulations require most secondary care provided by the NHS, now including secondary care provided by community health services, to identify individuals who are not eligible for treatment free at the point of use and to charge them up-front for their treatment.
Who is this course for? This course is designed to support front line advisers to understand the risk of discrimination and human rights violations as a result of the NHS Charging Regulations. Alongside legal professionals, it will support advisers to better understand how certain individuals they are connected with may be affected and how to support them.

The course is available to community groups, NGO’s, academics, MP case workers, local authorities, unions, human rights organisations and service deliverers over the Spring and Summer of 2018.  
 
Course content: Over the 2 hour workshop we will:

  • Introduce the legal framework surrounding the NHS Charging Regulations
  • Provide details of right of access to secondary healthcare
  • Understand which services are exempt from charging
  • Identify individuals who are exempt from charging
  • Clarify the terminology around necessary or immediately urgent care
  • Explore the process for identifying chargeable patients and associated problems
  • Identify groups who may be negatively affected by the charging regulations and how they can be assisted
  • Share further resources and expertise

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, or co-hosting, get in touch on [email protected].

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