The UK Government must stand up for the rights of Sudanese protesters and healthcare workers

A letter from UK health workers calling on Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to put pressure on Sudan’s President Bashir to end the violent crackdown on peaceful protesters and the targeting of healthcare workers.

Stop Funding the End of the World – Don’t Bank on the Bomb

Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland introduces their new toolkit, giving some tips for actions we can take to urge our elected representatives, institutions and banks to divest from nuclear weapons.

Fighting for intergenerational justice – midwives can be climate champions

Alison Reid urges midwives to get involved in the fossil fuel divestment movement as a means of acting on climate change. Babies being born today face a future marred by climate breakdown if we do not act urgently. Climate action is far more than an environmental concern – it’s a matter of intergenerational justice and crucial to protect human health.

Working for climate justice in 2019

Let’s harness the expertise, mandate and social power of the health community to help solve the climate crisis.

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.

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Healthcare workers call on doctor MPs to back Divest Parliament

Over 90 healthcare workers from across the UK have signed an open letter calling on doctor MPs Matthew Offord, Phillip Lee, Caroline Johnson and Andrew Murrison to sign the Divest Parliament Pledge. To date, over 220 cross-party MPs have backed the campaign to divest...

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