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.


The aim of this blog is to encourage discussion and debate on public health issues. The views expressed here are the personal views of authors, and the content does not reflect the official position of Medact. However, discussion generated here may be used to influence the development of organisational policy.

Our response to Trident renewal

On Monday (July 18th, 2016), the UK Parliament voted to renew Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system, on which around 6% of the annual defence budget is currently spent. The hours of debate in Parliament revolved mainly around jobs and the fragile state of global...

Iraq, Medact and Chilcot

This piece was written in response to the release of the findings of the Chilcot inquiry by former Medact Directors Mike Rowson and Marion Birch, along with Jane Salvage, who all worked on Medact's series of Iraq reports One political commentator’s view of the Chilcot...