Please accept this email as a formal request from the signatory campaign groups to Oxfordshire CCG to support the implementation of the Doctor's of the World "Safe Surgeries" scheme across Oxfordshire's GP practices.
Safe Surgeries is a network of GP practices committed to tackling barriers preventing access to primary care, and to promoting the health of everyone in their community – regardless of their nationality or immigration status. This could include pregnant women, survivors of trafficking, and people who have fled war. At a minimum, this means practices declaring themselves a ‘Safe Surgery’ for everyone and ensuring that lack of ID or proof of address, immigration status or language are not barriers to patient registration.
We believe the adoption of Safe Surgeries would help to counter the health inequalities and institutional racism highlighted in numerous reports and most recently expressed by the Black Lives Matter movement.
We hope that Oxfordshire CCG welcomes this opportunity to contribute to ensuring that no-one in Oxfordshire is excluded from GP services.
11 Am Saturday 8th August
Oxford Love Music Hate Racism is hosting a live Zoom event on Saturday 8th August to share in the art of spoken word. The event will not only help support you in creating your very own spoken word, but will also showcase some of Oxford’s best talent.
NHS workers are protesting to demand a pay rise to reflect their efforts during the Covid pandemic after the government excluded them from it's anoucement of pay rises for public sector workers, and after losses of up to 20% during the period of austerity following the 2008 banking crisis. 540 healthworkers have died from Covid-19. The majority of them with BAME backgrounds. BAME workers in the NHS face discrimination, being confined to the lowest non-clinical and clinical pay bands. Join Oxford Stand Up To Racism at this protest to highlight the role migrant workers play in keeping the NHS running and to call for a public enquiry into the disproprotionate number of BAME deaths from Covid 19.
12-3 pm Saturday 8th August Elms Park OX9 3HX
A casual, bring your own, socially distanced lunch for TAR members and those who are interested in coming along to find out more about TAR and Oxford Stand Up to Racism. Please join us for discussion on various topics and also the organisation of an event in September.
7 PM Tuesday 18th August
Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP,
Brian Richardson, Stand Up To Racism,
Rawz local teacher and rap artist
with more to be announced.
Zoom meeting ID: 851 8784 9222 Passcode: 683947
Join this panel to discuss what can be done about the disproportionate number of stop and search used against Black people, the use of section 60 to stop and search without police having to give a reason, taser usage and deaths following police contact.
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