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.
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.
The following letter is written by healthcare workers from Barts Health NHS Trust in support of the cleaners, porters, security, catering and reception staff across St Barts, Royal London Hospital, and Whipps Cross who are taking strike action about their pay.
An open letter by mental health professionals to express concern over the negative impact of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on young people’s mental health and escalation in ‘criminal’ behaviour.
The climate crisis is the greatest public health threat of the 21st century. With this action, doctors of Scotland can help send a message to those in power at COP 26.
Join us in writing to the Home Secretary to oppose policies that are so clearly causing harm to asylum seekers.
Plans to expand Leeds Bradford Airport not only risk more toxic air for nearby communities, they’re also a threat to the health and wellbeing of communities around the world already suffering the impacts of the climate crisis.
When world leaders arrive in Glasgow for the COP26 climate talks in November 2021, they will have a critical choice to make: do we stick with business as usual, or do we lay the foundations for a fairer, healthier ecologically-sound future?
With a year to go until the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, it’s time for the Scottish government to commit to serious action on climate change!