Anyone can get involved in Medical Justice work

How you can get involved with Medical Justice work


We need qualified doctors to volunteer to give advice to detainees over the phone where appropriate and conduct medical visits in places of detention where necessary. Medics are also need to give advice to other Medical Justice workers / volunteers.  

Nurses, midwives, mental health nurses and social workers working with children – your clinical experience and knowledge of NHS and Social Services standards of care is a valuable resource, for supporting adults and children in detention.  Visits, phone contact or writing a report can be very helpful.

How Health Professionals Can Help Medical Justice

Solicitors, barristers and qualified immigration case-workers

We need solicitors and barristers to volunteer to give advice to Medical Justice patients and volunteers, and write-up case summaries in "plain English" for our website of useful court judgements that could benefit others - for example 


Medical Justice London Meetings
Everyone is welcome to our bi-monthly meetings.  Each meeting has a specific theme - e.g. Mental Health, Children, HIV, etc.  You will be able to meet doctors, lawyers, ex-detainees and campaigners.  To see when the next meeting is, click here .

Visit detainees and become a "case co-ordintor" for an individual case
Make "social" visit to detainees and co-ordinate Medical Justice resources around individual cases – no qualifications other than patience and determination needed ; we hold training sessions and provide support by phone. Details of Befriender Training & Supervision

Join one of the Medical Justice Working Groups

To join any of the Working Groups, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Opportunities are posted to the "Get Involved" section of the Medical Justice website here . Also, please see the overview of Medical Justice activities and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to get involved with any particular activity

Donate to Medical Justice
Medical Justice has little on-going funding – we very much rely on membership fees and donations.  Please help us reach more detainees and ensure there is medical justice in immigration detention. Make a donation, take out a Standing Order, solicit a donation or affiliation fee from your organisation or trade union, and forward our details to any funding source you know of. Further details