Scottish health professionals call on Glasgow City Council not to support arms fairs

In light of the controversial Undersea Defence and Technology conference in Glasgow, health professionals in Scotland send an open letter to Glasgow City Council calling on them not to support arms fairs in future.

Over 150 Health Professionals Call For Scrapping Of Charges & ID Checks in NHS

In a letter published in The Evening Standard, over 150 healthcare professionals call for the scrapping of healthcare charges and ID checks for migrants in the NHS.

Climate change threatens to undo decades’ worth of global health gains – but the health community can help to stop this

Fossil Free Health lead Deirdre writes on the vital role that health professionals can play in the divestment movement

First we closed our doors to patients – and now doctors too?

Despite a staff shortfall, the government has blocked visas for 400 doctors recruited by the NHS. Is government prioritising its commitment to immigration controls over patient well-being and public health?

The mental health of the UK Armed Forces and veterans – Medact submission to Defence Select Committee

We publish evidence submitted by Medact to the Defence Select Committee for its inquiry into the mental health of Armed Forces and veterans, outlining serious concerns related to the mental health impacts of the UK practice of recruiting adolescents to its military.

Get Involved

We are a collective of health professionals working on the social, political and economic conditions which damage health and deepen health inequalities.

Join our mailing list

Become a member

Peace & Security

We promote disarmament and encourage non-violent responses to conflict.

We work for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and to reduce the power and influence of militarism and military-industrial complex.

Climate & Environment

We work for a healthy planet and climate protection.

We challenge the world's dependence on fossil fuels, including campaigning for renewable energy.

We promote sustainable patterns of consumption.

Economic Justice

We challenge trade, investment and financial systems that are unjust and harmful.

We promote reform of the institutions of global governance and reallocation of resources towards social justice and sustainable development.


We promote a vision of human rights medicine.

This includes access to healthcare for all, and respect for the health-related rights of migrants, refugees, prisoners and detainees.


The dangers of nuclear distraction

Dr. Frank Boulton gives an overview and analysis of the latest developments about the Iran Deal, USA/North Korea and USA/Russia relations, and offers much-needed suggestions to reduce and ultimately end the threat of nuclear war.

Email Updates

Keep up to date with Medact and our campaigns. Choose between regular updates or periodic newsletters.


At a time when health services are under pressure, Medact is an independent public health voice on the social, economic, environmental and other major determinants of health.

We are first and foremost a membership organisation, and members are the cornerstone of all our work.


We rely on financial contributions from our members and others – to stage events, undertake research, run campaigns, and provide an independent public health voice.