Medact’s blog brings together the online health community. We blog our own pieces as well as co-host articles written by other bloggers who work on the issues of poverty, violence, injustice and inequality.
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) outline their new campaign calling on the UK Government to take action to protect Palestinian health workers
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.
Dr. Frank Boulton gives an overview and analysis of the latest developments about the Iran Deal, USA/North Korea and USA/Russia relations, and offers much-needed suggestions to reduce and ultimately end the threat of nuclear war.
Climate change threatens to undo decades’ worth of global health gains – but the health community can help to stop this
Fossil Free Health lead Deirdre writes on the vital role that health professionals can play in the divestment movement
Dr. Elizabeth Waterston explains the impacts of nuclear war and exposes the myths surrounding the use of nuclear weapons as a ‘deterrent’, before answering the crucial question: how can we end the nuclear threat?
Despite a staff shortfall, the government has blocked visas for 400 doctors recruited by the NHS. Is government prioritising its commitment to immigration controls over patient well-being and public health?
A junior doctor writes about the harm to patients caused by the latest changes to the NHS regulations expanding the scope of charging migrants for healthcare, arguing that it complicates crucial decisions made by health professionals.
A Medact member questions our appetite for cake sales in hospital foyers.
What price are NHS health professionals willing to pay for a more ‘affordable’ service?
“Is it better?” “It’s different” While setting off on a 3-day trip of getting eaten by leeches and being run down by cattle, I am curious to gain an insight into the life of my hiking guide who originates from one of the mountain villages of the Shan state in Myanmar....
Medact’s work to improve hospital food follows from our new report, “Digesting The Indigestible”. But if you want to take more direct action, there is also our Campaign Toolkit, with plenty of ideas, inspiration and actions you can take to campaign for better hospital...