The UK Faculty of Public Health has ended all investment in gas, oil and coal companies. In doing so it highlights the health impacts of fossil fuel driven climate change. Our Fossil Free Health campaigner, Deirdre Duff, shares the news.
The British Psychological Society is divesting from fossil fuels! It joins a growing number of health organisations that are cutting ties with gas, oil and coal. Dr Deirdre Duff reports on their divestment decision.
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.”
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 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.
On her recent trip to the UK, ICAN Executive Director Beatrice Fihn visited Scotland and the naval base at Faslane where Trident nuclear weapons are housed.
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.