We empower NHS staff to provide healthcare for everyone in their community. Our resources and training support doctors, nurses and administrative staff to better understand the barriers that prevent people from accessing healthcare, empowering them to advocate on behalf of excluded patients.
We work with local healthcare commissioners and providers to build healthcare services are safe and welcoming for everyone and to steps to tackle barriers to healthcare.
Drawing on our ground-breaking research and our patient’s experiences, we work to influence national policies to ensure that everyone can access their right to healthcare without experiencing financial hardship , providing evidence of unmet healthcare needs, violence and injustice, and presenting practical solutions and policy recommendations.
We do this by responding to consultations, submitting evidence to inquiries, attending meetings with ministers, and giving evidence to select committees.
With our patients, volunteer doctors and nurses, and supporters, we call on the governments and public bodies to protect and promote the right to healthcare and campaign for the changes needed to ensure everyone living in the UK can access the healthcare they need
 UHC is firmly based on the WHO constitution of 1948 declaring health a fundamental human right and on the Health for All agenda set by the Alma Ata declaration in 1978. UHC cuts across all of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) most notably SDG 3.