Medical Justice is the only charity in the UK to send independent volunteer clinicians to visit people held in Immigration Removal Centres across the UK and document their scars of torture and serious medical conditions.
Evidence from our casework is the platform for our research into systemic failures in healthcare provision, the harm caused by these shortcomings, as well as the toxic effect of immigration detention itself on the health of people in detention. We use our research, policy work, strategic litigation and parliamentary work to secure lasting change.
To enable us to reach more vulnerable people in immigration detention, we need volunteer clinicians, especially GPs and psychologists, to visit clients in detention and write reports or contribute remotely, by email, reviewing medical records and providing opinions.
We also need volunteer interpreters to help us reach the detainees who most need our help.