A Day of Action to End the Hostile Environment in the NHS

On Tuesday 23rd October Medact coordinated a day of action to call for an end to the Hostile Environment in the NHS. The day marked the one year anniversary of the Department of Health introducing a...

The Prevent duty in the NHS: implementation and impacts

As Medact begins new work looking at how the PREVENT strand of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy is affecting the NHS, Reem Abu-Hayyeh gives an overview of the policy and its reception to date.

US and Russia must preserve INF Treaty, begin negotiations for nuclear abolition

Statement from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War responding to the concerning recent announcement that the United States will be withdrawing from the Treaty on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF).

Medact AGM, Dinner on Food Justice & Faslane Demo

A busy, productive and enjoyable weekend was had by Medact members in Glasgow  and beyond on 21st and 22nd September. Held in Kinning Park Centre, a converted Victorian school close to public...

Air Pollution Damages Intelligence

Air pollution impacts cognitive abilities. Dr Guddi Singh, member of Doctors Against Diesel argues, “As our knowledge of the link between air pollution and ill health grows, so does the weight of our responsibility towards those affected by it, especially the next generation.”

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A Day of Action to End the Hostile Environment in the NHS

On Tuesday 23rd October Medact coordinated a day of action to call for an end to the Hostile Environment in the NHS. The day marked the one year anniversary of the Department of Health introducing a policy that forces NHS Trusts to check patients’ ID before allowing...

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