Healthcare workers are calling on the East Riding of Yorkshire County Council and the East Riding of Yorkshire County Council Pension Fund Committee to divest from fossil fuels.
“As a doctor I find it appalling that my employer could encourage me to provide substandard care for a patient because of their nationality. Recently I saw ‘cost recovery staff’ document in a very sick young female’s notes that staff should “refrain from providing non-urgent treatment because she is chargeable for her care and has not yet paid a deposit”. Patients will suffer. Either through direct clinical neglect, or (more likely) through delayed presentation to health services due to fear of financial ruin or being reported to authorities.”
“The overseas team have come onto my ward to deliver invoices to a patient’s bedside. I was shocked that they would approach a patient at their most vulnerable. I’ve also heard about pregnant women having their care delayed or booking at the last minute. I dread to think what kind of impact this will be having.”
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.
Medact Bristol is co-ordinating a letter calling on the Mayor of Bristol, Martin Rees, to act to protect our health and take serious action on air pollution
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.
How you, as a health professional, can become a trans ally by engaging in much-needed changes to the existing Gender Recognition Act
Medact is coordinating an open letter from GPs, to the RCGP, to congratulate them on their divestment from fossil fuels and to encourage others to divest.
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.
Medact and over 30 organisations send an open letter to the Department of Health and Social Care to express our concerns about their limited review into the latest changes to healthcare charging.
We’ve got to get diesel cars off our roads to protect everyone’s health.