Economic Deprivation and Health – Have Your Say

Will you take part in our survey on deprivation and health? We want to hear from health professionals across the UK about economic deprivation and patient care.

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...

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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.


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