Welcome to the BIHR Health Hub! 

This hub brings together BIHR's work to put human rights at the heart of health and care. We have been working for over 15 years to support organisations to use human rights to improve health and care services. We have worked across the sectors, with NHS Trusts, local authorities, regulators, advocacy and support groups and other voluntary sector organisations. Our work shows that human rights can be a useful, practical tool for those working in health and care to improve services and outcomes for people.

Whether you work in service design or delivery, as an advocate or support worker, regulator, if you use services yourself or care for someone who does, there's something on the hub for you. The information collated here aims to empower you to know about human rights and use them in your daily work/life to ensure services are treating people with dignity and respect

You can find out WHY we are focusing on human rights in health and care, WHO we have worked with, HOW we have approached this work and WHAT we have achieved so far. Just scroll over the tabs at the top of the site to navigate between pages, or click the BIHR tick icon to go back to the main home page.

Work in mental capacity or mental health services? Want a handy reminder of what human rights you need to consider when making decisions? Our new poster series is for you!

A new series of 8 posters aim to help practitioners remember what human rights to consider when making decisions across key practice areas:

The final poster helps practitioners to identify a human rights issue, which will be relevant in any practice area. 

All our posters are available to download for free (click the links above for a PDF) and/or you can order hard copies from our online shop (free, but there is a small charge to cover postage costs).

Developed with our practice partners, the posters cover key human rights issues identified by our partners. Each poster is taken from, and accompanied by, a toolkit on these practice areas. The toolkits give more information about these human rights issues, your duties as a practitioner and gives tips on how to use a human rights approach to improve your practice. The toolkits are free to download from our website.

The posters and toolkits were produced as part of our project Delivering Compassionate Care: Connecting Human Rights to the Frontline, funded by the Department of Health. For more information about the project or the posters please contact Helen on [email protected] or 0207 882 5851.