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Why NHS England’s failure to publish our co-produced policy is a betrayal of service users
A new blog by members of StopSIM exploring the impact of NHS England’s betrayal of service users, and failure to to acknowledge the harm caused by their endorsement of SIM and similar models.
Hamburg IPPNW European Meeting ends with a call for Peace
IPPNW Europe gathered together in Hamburg over 20–22 January 2023 to discuss nuclear disarmament and the prevention of nuclear war
Health workers stand against Prevent
Everything you need to know about the Prevent duty in health, the so-called “independent” review of Prevent, and how we can challenge Prevent in this new blog, written by two members of our Securitisation of Health group.
Medact Bristol joins call to resist local airport expansion
Medact Bristol member Jonathan Monk-Cunliffe’s speech from last week’s protest outside Bristol Civil Court in response to Government’s decision to grant the airport planning permission for their expansion plans.
Profiting from pain: Accommodating asylum seekers in England
Medact’s Migrant Solidarity Group investigate the cruel and inhumane conditions in Asylum Seeker accommodation, bolstered by an escalation of violent anti-migrant rhetoric from the highest levels of power.
Statement by Medact on the arrest of Dr Şebnem Korur Fincancı
A statement on the arrest of Dr Şebnem Korur Fincancı by the Turkish authorities and their request to a court to dismiss her from her post as President of the Turkish Medical Association.
Medact Movement Survey 2022
Results from our recent movement survey, which explores our membership model and potential changes to the future of membership at Medact.
Preventing torture – how threats to press freedom threaten world peace
Frank Boulton reflects on the health community’s duty of care to those harmed by torture and oppression at the hands of the state, and what the treatment of Julian Assange means for those exercising press freedom in an ever more authoritarian landscape.
Cost of inequality crisis: Statement on the so-called ‘cost of living crisis’
We are writing as healthcare professionals to express our grave concern about the impact of the so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ on our collective health.
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – where it stands after the 2022 Review Conference
Medact and Nuclear Weapons Group member Frank Boulton on last week’s 10th Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, where after two years’ delay, its states-parties failed to reach consensus on the conference’s outcomes.
US nuclear weapons return to Suffolk soil
With recent news that US nuclear weapons are returning to be stationed at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, long-time member and retired GP Robert MacGibbon urges health workers to take urgent action.
Blueprint for nuclear disarmament: The First Meeting of Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty
Nuclear Weapons Group member and Junior Doctor Bimal Khadka reflects on his time at the first meeting of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in Vienna.
The joy of collaboration: Writing for Global Health Watch 6
Roman Gnaegi and Catia Confortini As members of the Medact Research Network (MRN), writing the chapter “Conflict and Health in the Era of Coronavirus” for Global Health Watch 6 was a great opportunity to […]
In Celebration of the Life of Bruce Kent
In this blog, members of Medact share memories of Bruce Kent – the renowned peace activist and ex-priest who recently sadly passed away – and celebrate his legacy.
North East health workers banner drop to support Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty
On Saturday 18th June, we, local health workers in Medact North East, dropped a banner from the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle reading “Health Workers for the Nuclear Weapons Ban”. Once […]