Patients Not Passports: Challenging healthcare charging in the NHS is Medact’s briefing paper that examines NHS charging and the introduction of immigration controls in the NHS.
A new report co-written with ForcesWatch explores the UK military’s recent recruitment marketing campaigns, analysing the messaging and intended target audiences for recruitment.
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.
In light of the hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood IRC, we publish practical notes for people on strike produced by Medact trustee Dr. Frank Arnold.
First do no harm – Clinical roles in preventing and reducing damage to vulnerable immigration detainees
The available evidence shows that the objectives of significantly reducing the number of vulnerable individuals detained and the duration of their detention have not been achieved by the changes to policy and practice introduced since the initial review into welfare in detention of vulnerable persons produced by Mr Steven Shaw in January 2016.
In our submission to the new review we consider what has gone wrong, and make recommendations for what needs to happen to improve the situation.
Making hospital food healthier and more sustainable: a toolkit for bringing about change
Unravelling hospital food policy and practices, and finding the way towards healthier, tastier and more sustainable hospital food
Our new report calls the UK Government to account for aggressive nuclear weapons policies and continued funding of Trident.
The world now has an international treaty making it illegal for ratifying states to possess nuclear weapons. Our new report takes this opportunity to re-examine the arguments for and against the UK’s continued adherence to its own nuclear arsenal.
In this talk at TEDxLSHTM, Medact Trustee Sridhar Venkatapuram argues that every human being has a human right to the capability to be healthy.