Medact London Launch – film night screening ‘The Divide’

Medact members in London are joining together to form a local group! To celebrate the launch of Medact London, they are screening "The Divide" on 5th May at the Lush shop on Oxford Street, and the director Katharine Round will be attending for a Q&A session. The film aims to explore the growing gap between the […]

Launch of Shale Gas Production in England Report

Medact are launching an update of our 2015 report Health and Fracking.  Since the release of the first teport over 350 new peer reviewed studies have been published, with significant implications for health locally, and climate change globe. Dr David McCoy. Director of Medact, and Professor John Middleton, in-coming President of the Faculty of Public […]

Medact Oxford Launch – Moving forward with hospital food

Hospital food is key to the wellbeing of patients and staff alike. Interest in improving hospital food is gathering momentum. Join us for some locally produced nibbles at 6pm followed at 6.30pm by speakers Liz Atherton (Medact), Sam Williamson (Public Health Registrar) and the Oxford Food Network. Come and find out about the improvements that […]

Risking their Health – Children in the Armed Forces

Speakers include: Joe Glenton (Afghanistan veteran, author of 'Soldier Box', and journalist) Sally Slotowitz (a psychologist, and an author of the report, David Gee (Author of 'Spectacle, Reality and Resistance: Confronting a Culture of Militarism and UK Coordinator of Child Soldiers International) This is the launch of Britain's only public health report into the long term […]

Launch of Medact Yorkshire – Fracking & the Role of the Local Health Community

York University - HYMS Building - 1st Floor Meeting Room (107) Heslington, York

This is the launch event for a new Yorkshire-based local group for Medact!   The event will include an introduction to Medact for newcomers, a discussion on the role of the health community in responding to fracking at a local level (* speakers TBA *), and an opportunity to meet each other and discuss ideas […]

Free

“Selling the military” – A critical discussion on military marketing strategies

Wesley's Chapel & Leysian Mission 49 City Road, London

Please join us for an evening of discussion and exploration of our new report Selling the military: A critical analysis of contemporary recruitment marketing. The report is a joint project between Medact and ForcesWatch that analyses the way the armed forces market their careers to adolescents and young people. Throughout the evening we will review […]

Ensuring Universal Healthcare in the NHS: Advocacy tools in the context of migrant charging

Join Medact, Docs Not Cops, and Health Professionals for Global Health to find out about the impact of NHS charging regulations on migrants and the role healthcare workers have in improving access to care for all. This event will launch the Patient’s not Passports Toolkit and showcase a variety of speakers who will discuss how the policy may directly contravene the principles of universal healthcare.

False Positives: the Prevent counter-extremism policy in healthcare (report launch)

Thank you to all who joined us for the online launch of our latest report ‘False Positives: the Prevent counter-extremism policy in healthcare’. We heard from an incredible panel of experts on the subject: Dr Hilary Aked - Research Manager at Medact and a writer and investigative researcher with a background in political sociology Dr […]

Health & Climate Justice at COP26

Zoom

Join us on Monday 7th December as we launch our briefing, ‘Health and Climate Justice at COP 26’ ─ authored by the Medact Climate & Health Research Group & Students for Global Health. We will hear from the authors of the briefing and then take action together to amplify the letter from the UK health community!