The Medical Defence Union (MDU) and the Medical Protection Society (MPS) are fuelling the climate crisis by investing significant amounts of money in fossil fuel companies. These investments pose a serious ethical dilemma for MDU/MPS members as they conflict with the duty to “do no harm”.
If you are a member of either the MDU or MPS, please consider signing the letter below which will be sent to your relevant medical defence union once a threshold number of signatures is reached.
On 20th – 27th September, Medact members and other healthcare workers will be supporting the millions of children and young people from around the world who have been striking on Fridays in an urgent call for action to address the climate crisis.
Our Fossil Free Health campaigner, Deirdre Duff, offers some reaction to the recent Net Zero report by the Committee on Climate Change.
Members and Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians are co-ordinating this letter to the college President and Treasurer encouraging them to end the college’s investment in the fossil fuel industry.
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.
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.
The Royal College of General Practitioners is divesting from all fossil fuels. Dr Deirdre Duff shares this exciting news.
Many UK health institutes are likely to have direct or indirect investments in Shell. Does this conflict with a health-focused mission? Dr Deirdre Duff examines Shell’s words and actions.