UNISON comment on NHS staff handing patients’ data to the Home Office

Commenting on the government’s suspension of controversial arrangements under which the NHS shared patients’ details with the Home Office, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:

“This move is a step in the right direction. Health staff will be relieved to know they no longer have to act as immigration officers on the wards. Now they can get back to focussing on patient care and saving lives.”

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