To fight this pandemic, we must radically re-imagine public health

Our public health is only as strong as our economic and social fabric.

2020 Gathering POSTPONED

With much disappointment, after careful consideration and consultation, we have now decided to postpone our upcoming Health Justice conference in light of the current situation regarding Coronavirus.

Marmot 2020: Health workers call for a Health and Wellbeing Budget

The findings of the recent Marmot review throw into stark relief the health inequalities caused by austerity. It links choices made in our economic, social and political system to negative and avoidable health outcomes.

Royal College of Psychiatrists goes Fossil Free

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has today announced that it is divesting from coal, oil and gas companies. The College’s multi-million-pound investment portfolio will go free of fossil fuels with...

A Plan to turn back the clock – defence diversification

To mark the imminent release of the film The Plan, we publish this piece by Sam Mason, a campaigner for the New Lucas Plan, explaining the history and present of workers organising for a transition away from socially destructive jobs to those for the good of society. 

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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.


Love in the time of corona

I call on you to speak up now. Demand that government suspends the NHS charging regulations that restrict access to the NHS for anyone suspected of having an irregular immigration status.

Supporting migrants to healthcare access during this crisis

The COVID-19 Pandemic has thrown fresh light and scrutiny on our NHS. Alongside the heroism of healthcare workers and the hard work being done to counter the virus, the crisis has also reinforced the importance of an inclusive and truly universal healthcare system,...

Responding to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into stark relief the serious health inequalities that exist both in the UK and across the world. In response we have seen incredible kindness, and witnessed all kinds of actions to both serve our both communities immediate needs, and...

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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.

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