Who has signed the pledge

The following founding organisations have signed the pledge to Defend our NHS:

  • Brighton Migrant Solidarity
  • Migrant English Project at the Cowley Club,
  • Docs not Cops
  • Sussex Defend the NHS
  • Sussex refugee and migrant self-support group
  • Jollof café in the Cowley club
  • Brighton Voices in Exile
  • Doctors of the World (based in London)
  • Euromernet
  • Brighton Stand up to Racism
  • Sussex Interpreting Services (SIS)

The people below have signed the pledge to defend our NHS. Join us:

Name Organisation Comments
Pat Kehoe Sussex Defend the NHS My view is that the NHS was set up for all, free at the point of use. We know that ‘tourist’ use of the NHS is infinitesimal, so the bureaucracy being instituted is completely non-cost-effective, if not just plain unethical and NOT NEEDED.
Arran Evans Sussex Interpreting Services (SIS) Sussex Interpreting Services (SIS) are proud to sign this pledge. We are committed to promoting the Pledge to our Community Interpreters and to considering ways that any injustice can be addressed. We believe profoundly in equality of access to the NHS.
Mary Doyle Clapton Improvement Society Treating people free is a founding principle of the NHS. To make
public servants & others agents of the state on immigration is crazy.
They already have enough to do.In addition people with transmit table diseases eg TB not seeking
treatment endangers all of us!
Valerie O’Mahoney   The “hostile environment” is a betrayal of all our country has
traditionally stood for. It could only have been thought up by the
Tory Party. We must get back to being the decent, hospit- able people
we were. Is there no way of dismissing this disreputable and
incompetent government before it does even greater harm to our nation?
Lynn Genevieve   I am a retired midwife and am shocked at the lack of compassion
increasingly, within our healthcare system.
Celia Emmott   I believe that our NHS should be free for all. I also believe that research has been carried out to say that the amount of charges claimed for non uk patients who do not qualify for residency status is
not a significant figure to justify setting up all the charges.Far better to keep our NHS in government hands not run by private companies therefore any profits that could be claimed by the private companies would be reinvested in our NHS.
Patrick Doyle   I feel the NHS is the exemplar of all that is best, and of the highest ideals this country supposedly still aspires to. The tragedy is, that noble enterprise has been systematically undermined by the encroachment of Private Business interests. This fatal fracturing of its cohesiveness in what amounts to privatisation in partem, is not only a insult to the humane spirit of it`s inception, and it`s founders, ,but also to it`s place as the the bulwark and pride of our nation. 

To speak plainly, it amounts to a treacherous and short-sighted act of national self mutilation. Insofar as it undermines that very spirit of humanity, inclusiveness, and an innate compassion for all men, which has ever been being the guiding spirit of all the noblest citizens of these isles.

Dr Jacob Berkson Thousand 4 1000 These charges are racist. They are an attack on the basic principles of the NHS. They are killing people and endangering us all. 

These charges our having a terrible effect on our residents. They scare people from accessing the healthcare that they need. They have become another tool to scapegoat already marginalised people.

Ed Richardson   It is about time the Government acquired humanity and common sense.
GianPaolo Boldrini Migrant English Project – Brighton Migrant English Project is a community group that support asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants. 

NHS charges and sharing of data not only goes against what Migrant English Project stands for. It also discriminate people from accessing a basic human right, free health care.

E Williamson Unite
Antonia Preciado   Any human being should be given the right to see a Dr if need it.
Jenny Teare   ‘Overseas visitors’ may have been in UK for decades!
M Alben Sussex Defend NHS This charges are a part of chipping away at the NHS – starting with the most vulnerable groups. Gradually charging will be introduced to other vulnerable groups. It’s important we all stand together against these charges.
Ken Kirk   All aspects of Teresa May’s hostile environment must end now
Susanne Schuster   The NHS is one of the best things in UK. It was created to provide healthcare for everyone who needs it – free at the point of need. As the 6th richest country in the world the UK can easily afford it. Healthcare is a right for everyone! 

With the hostile environment government the UK government has been implementing a cruel and inhumane approach towards immigrants that involves denying them their basic needs, such as housing and healthcare. We must fight against this and ensure that the UK is a welcoming place for all!

Ed Jones Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust Everyone sign this – it’s important. If you want to read the effect of NHS charges are having on people right now, read this report by Maternity Action looking at the effects of NHS charges on pregnant women/unborn babies/newborn babies: https://www.maternityaction.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/WhatPriceSafeMotherhoodFINAL.pdf 
Brian Devlin   Universal Health Care, free at the point of use and regardless of nationality or ‘race’ is a founding principle of the NHS and I’m proud to defend it.
Trevor Hayes    
Michael Foulkes    
Amelia Mills Sussex Defend the NHS  
Susan Williams    
Tim Oliver    
Hilary Price    
Julia Mountain    
Al Ferguson    
Andy Smith    
Jane Lancashire    
Rosalind Claxton Migrant English Project  
Cath Senker Migrant English Project  
Manus McGrogan    
Diane Afhim Migrant English Project  
Sara Furse    
Beatrice Andrieu    
Sarah Rigg    
James Patterson    
Becky Mitchell    
Nick Cale    
Rita Bowman    
Mike Byrne    
Phillip Poulton    
Hilary Price    
Susan Jacqueline Vaughan    
Jane Lancashire MEP  
Maude Casey Migrant English Project  
Jo Taylor    
Rachel Larkin    
John D. Moore    
Adrienne Hirschfeld    
Sean Burke    
Judy Cunniffe    
Susan Bowes Unison  
Sean Burke Community  
Geoff Chaplin    
Joyoti Grech Cato    
Tony Graham    
E Williamson Unite  
Tanya Adams Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust  
Taraneh Ahmadi-Parker Sussex Defend the NHS  
Fakhri Ahmadi Sussex Defend the NHS  
Eddie Pullen    
Peter Hignell    
Rachel Larkin    

9 people have signed the pledge and asked us not to publish their name or details.