Immigration Bill

Written evidence from Dr Zeinab Abdi, Dr Sonia Abid, Dr Kate Aldridge, Dr Rob Aldridge, Dr Jackie Applebee, Dr Peter Baker, Dr David Barr, Dr Miriam Beeks, Dr Rachel Bingham, Dr Colin Brown, Dr Francis Collin, Dr Tim Crocker-Buque, Dr Jienchi Dorward, Dr Joseph Fitchett, Dr Patrick French, Dr Nicholas Hopkinson, Dr Danni Kirwan, Dr Gareth Lewis, Dr Benjamin Patterson, Dr Hugh Grant, Dr Robert Hughes, Dr Anna Livingstone, Dr Michael Marks, Dr Fred Martineau, Dr Angharad Piette, Dr Carl J Reynolds, Dr Jennifer Roe, Dr Clare Shortall, Dr Emily Spry, Dr Taavi Tillmann, Dr Stephanie Wilmore, Dr Wai Keong Wong and Dr Maryam Zaky (IB 16)

1. On 29 October, the Immigration Bill Committee heard evidence from Professor Meirion Thomas of the Royal Marsden Hospital. 

2. We are all doctors who are working or have recently worked for the NHS in London. We would like to state that the term "Lagos Shuttle" is not a term that is commonly used by NHS staff. Moreover, to our knowledge, none of us has encountered a so-called 'health tourist' - an overseas visitor travelling to the UK for the purpose of accessing NHS services - in the course of our clinical duties.

Dr Zeinab Abdi MBChB BSc

NIHR Academi c Clinical Fellow in Neurology

University College Hospitals London

Dr Sonia Abid BSc(hons) MBBS

Senior House Officer, St Thomas’ Hospital

Dr Kate Aldridge MBChB MSc DTMH

GP Trainee, London

Dr Rob Aldridge MBBS MSc MFPH

University College London

Dr Jackie Applebee

General Practitioner, Tower Hamlets

Dr Peter Baker

Specialty Registrar in Public Health Medicine

Dr David Barr

Registrar in Infectious Diseases and General (Internal) Medicine

Previously worked at North West London Hospitals Trust

Dr Miriam Beeks

General Practitioner, London

Dr Rachel Bingham BA MSc MBBS DFMS DMCC

GP Trainee, London

Dr Colin Brown BSc MSc MBChB MRCP

Kings College London

Dr Francis Collin

Dr Tim Crocker-Buque BMedSci (Hons) BMBS MMedSci

BMA International Committee

Dr Jienchi Dorwar d MBChB BSc DRCOG DFSRH DipHIV

Tower Hamlets GP Training Scheme

Dr Joseph Fitchett MBBS MSc

St Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College London

Dr Patrick French FRCP

Consultant Physician, London

Dr Nicholas Hopkinson FRCP

Consultant Chest Physician, London

Dr Danni Kirwan MBChB BSc(hons) MRCP

Academic Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology

Dr Gareth Lewis BSc MRCPCH MBChB MSc

RCPCH Global Links Volunteer

Alma Mata Global Health Network

Dr Benjamin Patterson MA MBBS DTMH

NYU Langone Medical Center

Dr H ugh Grant-Peterkin BSc MBChB MRCPsych

ST4 Psychiatry - East London Rotation

Dr Robert Hughes BSc MBChB MPH

Left clinical practice in 2011

Dr Anna Livingstone

General Practitioner, Tower Hamlets

Dr Michael Marks MSc MRCP

Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Dr Fred Martineau BSc MB ChB DTMH MRCPCH MSc(Public Health)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Angharad Piette

ST4 General Adult Psychiatry

South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Carl J Reynolds MBBS BSc MSc DPMSA MRCP

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Respiratory Medicine and Occupational Lung Disease

Imperial College London

Dr Jennifer Roe

Registrar in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine

Northwick Park Hospital

Dr Clare Shortall BSc(hons) MBBS MRCPCH DMCC DTMH

Paediatrics Trainee, Northwick Park Hospital

Vice-President Alma Mata Global Health Network


General Practitioner, Edgware

Dr Taavi Tillmann

Specialty Registrar in Public Health Medicine

Dr Stephanie Wilmore MBBS BSc MRCP DTMH HIVDipMan(SA)

Medical Lecturer, University of Zimbabwe

Dr Wai Keong Wong MRCP FRCPath PhD

Haematology Registrar

Dr Maryam Zaky BSc MBBS

CT2 Anaesthetics, Ha mmersmith Hospital

November 2013

Prepared 6th November 2013