Diversity and difference

Secretary of Health faces legal challenge over charging destitute migrant women for NHS maternity care – Maternity Action

The charity Maternity Action has launched a legal challenge to the Government’s policy of charging destitute migrant pregnant women £7,000 or more to access NHS maternity care. The claim also challenges the charging of other groups of migrant women, including those who have suffered gender-based violence and the wider group of destitute migrant women and their children who are awaiting an outcome on their immigration applications from the Home Office.

SMK's Annual Campaigners Survey

Are you a campaigner? 'Campaigning' means different things to different people. We see it as any activity designed to change policy, law, attitudes or behaviours. 

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Every year, the Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) asks campaigners what’s going on in their world.

Safe staffing and equality have been an issue since the start

 A new exhibition charts the history of nursing from the Nurses Registration Act to modern-day.

In the centenary year of nurse registration, a new exhibition charts the history of the journey from the Nurses Registration Act in 1919 through to the modern-day. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) was just three years old when registration first happened and securing this had been part of its founding ambitions.

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