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University of Birmingham Medical Society

 
Docs Not Cops

Docs Not Cops is a nation-wide organisation that works toward raising awareness about healthcare rights for refugees, asylum seekers and other undocumented immigrants, with the help of professionals and students alike. 

We've developed a branch of this organisation among the medical students of University of Birmingham to deconstruct the pre-existing public image of the false burden that these “illegal immigrants” place on the NHS and to reinstate emphasis on the core principles of the NHS i.e. it is a non-discriminatory body that grants equal access to healthcare for all and puts clinical need above the ability to pay.

Our hope is to emphasize the importance of these issues among you - the future healthcare providers of the country. By working in line with the objectives of Docs Not Cops and by providing our members a platform to learn about these issues, we hope to empower each other and lend to the growth of an environment where healthcare is truly equal for all - where healthcare truly is a right, not a privilege.

We aim to provide you with a better understanding of this very vital issue through:

- Workshops,

- Active discussions & debates,

- Exposure to organisations working in conjuction with DNC, and

- Volunteering opportunities

We are looking forward to bringing this seemingly perennial issue to light among medical students that can strive to provide a better future for a migrant community that has been severely maligned. We hope to see you at all the events and we're looking forward to work together to create an exciting & lasting future for this society.

- Yajur Arora & Shreyas Moodalbyle (Co-Presidents)

 

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16 Nov 2018

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