Net-zero by 2050 is too little too late; some reaction to the Committee on Climate Change Net Zero report

Our Fossil Free Health campaigner, Deirdre Duff, offers some reaction to the recent Net Zero report by the Committee on Climate Change.

Movement Builder (Parental Leave Cover)

We’re looking for a Movement Builder (fixed-term) to support our community of healthcare professionals working for social justice! Apply by Sunday 2nd June, 2019

Patients Not Passports – challenging healthcare charging in the NHS

Patients Not Passports: Challenging healthcare charging in the NHS is Medact’s briefing paper that examines NHS charging and the introduction of immigration controls in the NHS.

DWP not Fit for Practice

In yet another demonstration of government departments concerning intervention in healthcare provision, a recent report released by Z2K highlights a new practice by the Department of Work and...

War, violence and the mental health crisis in Kashmir

Kashmiri student and Medact member Neelam Iqbal writes about the mental health toll of the decades long conflict and calls for us to pay more attention to the needs of the people of Kashmir.

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