In Celebration of the Life of Bruce Kent

In this blog, members of Medact share memories of Bruce Kent – the renowned peace activist and ex-priest who recently sadly passed away – and celebrate his legacy.

Northeast health workers banner drop to support Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty

On Saturday 18th June, we, local health workers in Medact North East, dropped a banner from the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle reading “Health Workers for the Nuclear Weapons Ban”. Once again we are...

Pledge: Health workers against prevent

Our primary objective as health workers is the duty of care to the patient in front of us. Government policies like Prevent jeopardise this duty and consequently public health. As health workers and members of the health community, our duty of care is to challenge any and all attempts at making caring professions into an arm of the Home Office or police.

A People’s Economy: economic justice & health booklets

Check out our brand new booklets, developed by members of the Economic Justice & Health Group. Each explores the public health case for liveable incomes, secure housing and tax justice.

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

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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.

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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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.

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STOP the Silvertown Tunnel — letter from London Health Workers

Dear Mayor Khan, We write to you as healthcare workers living and practising in London, who see the terrible health consequences of air pollution on a daily basis. We care for populations in London who are already exposed to levels of air pollution that consistently exceed WHO limits and we see the impacts of air pollution on health inequalities, with the most deprived populations including London’s poorest children, exposed to the highest levels of particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide.

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