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The pledge:

Pledge by Doctors of the World UK

1) Run a volunteer-led clinic and advocacy programme with GPs and nurses that helps the most excluded members of the community to get the healthcare they need.
2) Provide tailored training and resources to clinical and non-clinical NHS staff in order to improve our patients’ healthcare experiences and access to care.
3) Deliver patient information leaflets/materials in community languages to some of the most vulnerable migrant communities in London, via frontline support services and community organisations as well as local authority networks.
4) Support the Mayor with programme design, implementation and design of information materials and provision of research information.
5) Offer sexual health screening to all our patients and host a monthly TB screening programme.

Changes made:

1. Continue to deliver clinical and advocacy support to migrants in vulnerable circumstances and other people who have been unable to access mainstream NHS services. We will do this through our London clinics, staffed by volunteer GPs and nurses, which supported almost 2,000 people in 2016.
2. Continue to offer sexual health screening to all of our patients and host a monthly TB screening programme, in collaboration with the UCLH NHS Foundation Trust’s Find & Treat service.
3. Continue to provide training and practical resources to clinical and non-clinical NHS staff, like our Safe Surgeries Training and Toolkit, which aim to improve excluded migrants’ access to healthcare and experience of NHS services.
4. Support the Mayor in any efforts undertaken to promote health literacy and awareness of health services among migrant communities in London, via materials delivered in community languages.
5. Support the Mayor with programme design and implementation; design of information materials and provision of research information through Doctors of the World’s participation in the GLA’s Migrant and Refugee Advisory Panel (MRAP) and any other route of engagement made available.

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