Breach of Trust: Implementation of the Overseas Charging Regs in NHS Trusts

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Launch of new report 'Breach of Trust: A review of implementation of the NHS charging programme in maternity services in England'.

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This webinar will discuss widespread poor practices and errors of law made by NHS Trusts in implementing the NHS charging regulations for overseas visitors in England. Poor Trust practice has a significant impact on women accessing maternity care and contributes to worsening mental health and poor health outcomes for migrant women and children.

This event is relevant to all those engaged in maternity care with migrant women including NHS staff, midwives, doctors, support workers and any others concerned with the health and wellbeing of migrant women.

When: Friday 17th September 2021 at 12.00– 13.30pm

Where: Online zoom call (zooms details to be shared upon registration).

The webinar will include;

• Discussion of key report findings. The report discusses 6 anonymous case studies, detailing the ways in which Trusts are failing to implement the NHS charging regulations.

• Christine Benson, Maternity Action Legal Advisor, will introduce the work of the ‘Maternity Care Access Advice Service’ (MCAAS) which offers specialised advice for pregnant women and new parents who are subject to charging for their maternity care. The casework from this service forms the basis of the report.

• Ann, a client of Maternity Action, will be discussing her own experiences of NHS charging and the impact it had on her personally.

• Ros Bragg, Director of Maternity Action, will introduce joint guidance produced by Maternity Action and Royal College of Midwives. ‘The Access Guide’ details ways in which NHS Trusts can improve access to maternity care for migrant women.

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Organiser Maternity Action

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Maternity Action is the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years.

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