Women and health

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. 

Are you part of civil society? We are interested in campaigning by charities, non-profit-making groups (including community enterprises), or volunteers, who act collectively to press for change.  

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.

Young Women’s Trust and Olay partner to support young women to #FaceAnything

Recent research by Olay reveals that 60% of women experience negative labels at least once a week, while the same number of women also feel judged by their appearance every day. Olay and Young Women’s Trust are proud to be working together on the #FaceAnything campaign, build a movement of women ready to throw off the labels and face anything that life throws at them.

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I'm Sorry I Missed You - free new Ken Loach film showings

Free showings of Ken Loach's new film @I'm Sorry I Missed You' - focus on in-work poverty, a must see....

Unite the Union are promoting it around the country and the dates/venues in the North East are:

Monday 21st October:

Cineworld (Gate) Newcastle - 6 for 6:30

Showcase Teesside - 6:30 for 7

Cineworld Middlesbrough - 6 for 6:30

Tuesday 22nd October:

Odeon Metrocentre 6 for 6:30

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