Message boards index | Help | Search messages | Sign in


+ UKCAB + Public area + News, events, announcments + Motion on NHS confidential patient information at Camden Town Hall in London

Motion on NHS confidential patient information at Camden Town Hall in London

Print
Pages: 1

Roy Trevelion
BHIVA Reps
Posts: 332
Motion on NHS confidential patient information at Camden Town Hall in London
Posted on: July 26 2017, 06:21 am

Hi All,

This motion was passed - without anyone speaking against - at last night's Holborn & St Pancras Constituency Labour Party (CLP) General Committee (GC) meeting in Camden Town Hall.

Our MP is Keir Starmer, he can now pass this up to the top of the Labour Party. If you are active in your local Constituency (Labour Party or otherwise) you can also propose this motion. Although there will probably be no GC meetings in August you can still propose it in September.

Motion on NHS confidential patient information, proposed by Bloomsbury & King's Cross Branch
 
The Department of Health (DH) and NHS Digital have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Home Office requiring NHS Digital to share confidential patient information with the Home Office for immigration enforcement.

The MOU marks a departure from the principle that clinicians and the NHS respect patient confidentiality. Patient confidentiality is one of the cornerstones of an ethical and effective healthcare system.
 
There has been no public consultation on the MOU or any engagement with clinicians or patients’ and migrants’ rights groups to establish potential impacts on patients, NHS staff and public health.

Migrants include people who have been tortured, or trafficked, people who have serious communicable diseases, people who have vulnerable dependents including children. Migrants should retain the right to access a wide range of NHS services perfectly lawfully. They should have assurance of the same confidentiality rights as anyone else. 
 
The practice of sharing confidential patient information, set out in the MOU, will be detrimental to individual and public health in Camden – and nationally.

This Branch is concerned about any policies that deter people and their children, and particularly vulnerable groups like migrants, from seeking timely treatment and care.
 
This Branch / GC therefore calls on the Labour leadership to demand that the DH and NHS Digital suspend this MOU until a transparent and public review of its merits has taken place.

Thanks,
Roy
Logged
Kathleen Charters
Member
Posts: 69
Re: Motion on NHS confidential patient information at Camden Town Hall in London
Reply #1 on: July 26 2017, 06:53 am

Thank you Roy!

Great example of pressurising and campaigning and will be sure to follow.

https://twitter.com/DOTW_UK/status/854954291475488770

Can everyone be aware of this group of Doctors and this petition and share across all social media platforms please.
Logged
Garry Brough
Steering group
Posts: 160
Re: Motion on NHS confidential patient information at Camden Town Hall in London
Reply #2 on: July 26 2017, 08:23 am

Bravo to Keir Starmer and the H&SP Labour Party! Thanks for sharing this, Roy and to Kathleen for the Doctors of the World Tweet.
Garry
Logged

Print
Pages: 1

+ UKCAB + Public area + News, events, announcments + Motion on NHS confidential patient information at Camden Town Hall in London