Let’s harness the expertise, mandate and social power of the health community to help solve the climate crisis.
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.
In the UK and across the world, neoliberal polices have had disastrous impact on health. In many places, the influence of neoliberalism on policy has gone unquestioned. But there are a number of inspiring examples of countries and approaches that are improving health by rejecting neoliberal ideas. The current UK debate about neoliberalism and its alternatives needs to be informed by the experiences of others. In particular we need to learn from those that are doing things differently!
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.
If you want to get involved with campaigning for healthier and more sustainable food in your hospital, or in your community in general, you are not alone.
Making hospital food healthier and more sustainable: a toolkit for bringing about change
Now, more than ever, there is a need to for a collective, progressive public health voice to challenge the growing tide of militarisation and violent conflict.