Patients face discrimination and racial profiling, and people have been inaccurately billed for treatment, causing untold harm and distress. Alice Cutler, who works at Bristol Refugee Rights and has written on this issue gave one local example; “A woman who was seeking asylum came to us when unable to feed her family. She had borrowed a large amount of money from a loan shark to pay a bill for her maternity care. We helped her to establish that she had been incorrectly billed. It is unclear how many other women are in similar situations but I urge anyone with an NHS healthcare bill to seek specialist advice.”
James Beecher attended the march and sent us this audio - massive thank you!