Air pollution impacts cognitive abilities. Dr Guddi Singh, member of Doctors Against Diesel argues, “As our knowledge of the link between air pollution and ill health grows, so does the weight of our responsibility towards those affected by it, especially the next generation.”
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) outline their new campaign calling on the UK Government to take action to protect Palestinian health workers
Our 2018 Annual Report is now available to read online. A round-up of all the amazing things that Medact has been up to over the past 12 months!
Our annual appeal remembers the anniversary of the world’s first nuclear bomb being dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
The Royal College of General Practitioners is divesting from all fossil fuels. Dr Deirdre Duff shares this exciting news.
On Tuesday 24 July, Medact supported healthcare workers and humanitarians to return their government honours in protest at the ‘hostile environment’ policies in the NHS.
In light of the controversial Undersea Defence and Technology conference in Glasgow, health professionals in Scotland send an open letter to Glasgow City Council calling on them not to support arms fairs in future.
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
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.