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July 2018

Climate Change, Clean Air and Fossil Free Health – Why & how health professionals can use divestment as a powerful tool to fight climate change and protect health

July 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Medact Office, The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London, N1 6HT United Kingdom
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Climate change threatens to undo decades' worth of global health gains, but the health community can help stop this. This event will explore the connections between climate change, fossil fuels and human health. We’ll analyse why – and how – the health community can give crucial support to the fossil fuel divestment movement, as it fights the root cause of climate change. You’ll have an opportunity to give feedback on our Fossil Free Health campaign strategy – and to shape our activities…

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September 2018

Homelessness, Housing and Access to Healthcare

September 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Radcliffe Hospital – Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Corridor, Headington
Oxford, OX3 9DU United Kingdom
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Join Medact Oxford to discuss the issue of Homelessness, Housing and Access to Healthcare. Hear from a panel of expert speakers in the field and connect with healthcare professionals from across the city to explore what role health workers can play in ensuring that homeless and vulnerably housed people can access healthcare. 

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AGM Weekend 2018

September 21, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - September 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall St
Glasgow, G41 1BA United Kingdom
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Medact's 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held in Glasgow on the afternoon of 21st September. The AGM will be followed by a dinner and speaker event organised with Medact Glasgow and Medact Scotland. This will be a fantastic opportunity for Medact members and supporters from all around the UK to swap ideas and get to know each other. The following day, on 22nd September, we'll be joining people from across the world for the 'Nae Nukes Anywhere' peace rally…

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Food for Thought

September 21, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - September 22, 2018 @ 11:00 pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall St
Glasgow, G41 1BA United Kingdom
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Join us for a dinner and speaker event organised in conjuction with Medact Glasgow and Medact Scotland. This will be a fantastic opportunity for Medact members, supporters and newcomers from all around the UK to swap ideas and get to know each other. We are delighted to have Director of Nourish Scotland Pete Ritchie join us to speak on the role of health workers in campaigning for food justice in Scotland. After this we will sit down for a dinner…

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November 2018

Migrant Access to Healthcare – The Hostile Environment in the NHS

November 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
New North London Synagogue, 80 East End Road
London, N3 2SY United Kingdom
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NHS policies are having a devastating impact on migrant health. Patients who cannot prove they have the correct immigration status can be faced with charges of up to 150% of the cost of treatment before being given vital care, and fear hospitals will share their data with the Home Office, leading to their deportation. These policies are penalising some of the most vulnerable people in our society, including pregnant women and those fleeing torture, and are forcing health workers to…

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February 2019

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

February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wesley’s Chapel & Leysian Mission, 49 City Road
London, EC1Y 1AU United Kingdom
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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 how military marketing campaigns create powerful messages that at times exploit developmental vulnerabilities and social inequality, risking the health and well-being of recruits. Chair Dr…

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March 2019

PREVENT in the NHS – Medact Manchester

March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Place, University of Manchester, 176 Oxford Rd
Manchester, M13 9PL United Kingdom
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Join Medact Manchester for the next evening talk in our Medact lecture series. We are looking forward to hearing from Dr Tarek Younis, a cultural psychologist and Newton postdoctoral research fellow at UCL. He will be discussing his current project, which concentrates on the political responses of healthcare professionals to Prevent. Prevent is part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, and places a statutory duty on many professionals working in public services - including schools, universities and the NHS - to…

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June 2019

Cuba & International Health – with Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca

June 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Floyer House – Queen Mary’s, University of London, Stepney Way
London, E1 2DP United Kingdom
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Join us to hear Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca, a volunteer for Cuba’s Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, discuss Cuba’s healthcare and medical internationalism - drawing on a wealth of experience in Cuba, Venezuela, Sierra Leone, Western Sahara and Ecuador.

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September 2019

‘Do No Harm’ – a meeting about war, the arms trade and health

September 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Medact Office, The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London, N1 6HT United Kingdom
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After joining protests outside the DSEI arms fair earlier this month, we are holding a meeting to discuss the arms trade, war and health.

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November 2019

Medact Dorset Autumn Meeting

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:10 pm
The Libertine Pub, Westbourne, 1 Alumhurst Rd
Bournemouth, BH4 8EL United Kingdom
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Details of our next meeting on the evening of Thursday 21st November

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April 2020

The arms industry in the era of COVID-19: lessons for the future

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join our webinar to discuss a just transition away from the arms and defence industry to work that promotes peace and public health, in the era of COVID-19.

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May 2020

Medact Liverpool: Health and the Green New Deal Webinar

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Over the coming weeks, the government will begin planning for covid economic recovery and it is essential that we engage in discussions about how we want this to look. As a society, we have learned that we are capable of making major changes at a policy and personal level in the name of public health. We must continue to keep health at the top of the agenda when the time comes to look to the future, and rebuild in a…

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