Over 150 Health Professionals Call For Scrapping Of Charges & ID Checks in NHS

In a letter published in The Evening Standard, over 150 healthcare professionals call for the scrapping of healthcare charges and ID checks for migrants in the NHS.

Climate change threatens to undo decades’ worth of global health gains – but the health community can help to stop this

Fossil Free Health lead Deirdre writes on the vital role that health professionals can play in the divestment movement

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.

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