Winter Appeal 2021

In the last year, THOUSANDS of health workers took action for climate justice with Medact. We brought the health voice for climate justice to the COP26 climate talks, and to streets in towns and cities across the UK. Now we need your help to support even more health workers to organise for climate and health justice in 2022.

The Holdstock-Piachaud Student Essay Prize

About the prize The Holdstock-Piachaud Essay Prize was set up to encourage students to explore the themes covered by the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival, in memory of Douglas Holdstock and...

The Public Health Case Against the Policing Bill

This briefing argues that the PCSC Bill’s expansion of police power and prisons will in fact harm public health

Play the health card — the case for climate & health justice at the UN Climate Talks

'Play the health card the case for climate & health justice at the UN Climate Talks' was written to lay out the reasoning behind the demands of the Health for a Green New Deal campaign in the...

Access to healthcare during a pandemic – a nurse’s perspective

This is a guest blog for the Patients Not Passports No Borders in the NHS Week of Action by Kirit, a nurse in the NHS, exploring the impacts of COVID-19 and the Hostile Environment on access to healthcare for marginalised people.

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Winter Appeal 2021

In the last year, THOUSANDS of health workers took action for climate justice with Medact. We brought the health voice for climate justice to the COP26 climate talks, and to streets in towns and cities across the UK. Now we need your help to support even more health workers to organise for climate and health justice in 2022.

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