New Economics Briefing: Healthcare, Covid and the Hostile Environment

Join NEF alongside migrant caseworkers and campaigners discussing the impact of the Hostile Environment on migrants’ access to healthcare during the pandemic and beyond.

Watch our online call with Susan Cueva of Kanlungan Filipino Consortium, Aliya Yule of Migrants Organise, Ella Johnson from Doctors of the World, Daniel Robertson from Notts Refugee forum and Medact’s James Skinner.

The NHS was founded on the principle of universality, yet the coronavirus crisis has highlighted how migrants are often excluded. Several recent reports indicate that the government’s Hostile Environment – which weaves immigration enforcement into public services — has prevented migrants from accessing health care and other basic support during the pandemic.
How has the Hostile Environment impacted migrant health, and how has this played out during the pandemic? What can be done to ensure that everyone, regardless of their immigration status, is able to access healthcare on an equal footing?

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