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.

#HungerForFreedom: Practical notes from a doctor for hunger strikers

In light of the hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood IRC, we publish practical notes for people on strike produced by Medact trustee Dr. Frank Arnold.

Healthcare shouldn’t be a hostile environment…

This winter, you can help us stop damaging changes to the NHS.

Nobel Peace Prize Statement

A statement from ICAN UK in reaction to the awarding of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN

Get Involved

Anyone can get involved with Medact.

If you are part of the health community – for example a doctor or volunteer in a health charity – you can become a member.

Anyone can get involved in other ways.

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.


Interim Director (Maternity Cover)

We are looking for a strategic, experienced campaigner and manager to lead our organisation while our Executive Director is on maternity leave.

Chair of the Board

Medact is looking to find a new Chair for our Board of Trustees to help us build on our achievements and realise Medact’s vision.

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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.

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.