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.
When all we have is ourselves – a reflection of non-violent direct action in social justice movements
In this blog, we ask ourselves what is driving citizens to NVDA, how health professionals have historically engaged in arrestable political action and what this has meant, or might mean, for their careers. For this, we interviewed two practicing health professionals about their experiences and insights into engaging in NVDA and how this informs their activism.
On the centenary of the end of the most devastating humanitarian catastrophe the world had hitherto ever seen, in which at least 20 million people were killed and over 21 million wounded, Medact’s Nuclear Weapons Group warn of the risk of a humanitarian catastrophe on an even greater scale.
On Tuesday 23rd October Medact coordinated a day of action to call for an end to the Hostile Environment in the NHS. The day marked the one year anniversary of the Department of Health introducing a policy that forces NHS Trusts to check patients’ ID before allowing...
As Medact begins new work looking at how the PREVENT strand of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy is affecting the NHS, Reem Abu-Hayyeh gives an overview of the policy and its reception to date.
Statement from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War responding to the concerning recent announcement that the United States will be withdrawing from the Treaty on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF).
How you, as a health professional, can become a trans ally by engaging in much-needed changes to the existing Gender Recognition Act
A busy, productive and enjoyable weekend was had by Medact members in Glasgow and beyond on 21st and 22nd September. Held in Kinning Park Centre, a converted Victorian school close to public transport, with delicious food provided by social enterprise Milk, and music...
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