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September 2018

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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October 2018

Leadership skills for sustainability and health – 1-day course in Oxford

October 2, 2018
The Jam Factory, Hollybush Row
Oxford, OX1 1HU United Kingdom
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An interactive one-day course for public health and other health professionals and trainees to develop leadership skills for environmental sustainability within and outside the health and care sector. Drawing on real-life examples, the course will explore how health professionals can work with partners to incorporate environmental sustainability into public health programmes, healthcare facilities management and clinical care pathways. Intensive, small-group exercises will develop confidence and provide the opportunity to hone advocacy, partnership working and strategy development skills. 5 CPD credits are…

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Sustainability in quality improvement – 1-day course in Oxford

October 3, 2018
The Jam Factory, Hollybush Row
Oxford, OX1 1HU United Kingdom
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An intensive one-day course to introduce health professionals and educators to the concept of ‘sustainable value’ and the ‘SusQI’ framework for integrating sustainability into quality improvement. Learning from real examples, participants will explore in depth how the framework can be applied in practice to develop preventative, holistic, lean, low carbon care. Up to 6 CPD credits are available (Royal College of Physicians). Full details may be found at https://sustainablehealthcare.org.uk/csh-sustainability-school

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Musicians for Peace & Disarmament Autumn Concert – feat. Louise Alder & Roger Vignoles

October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
St Philip’s Church, Earl's Court Road
London, W8 6QH United Kingdom
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Musicians for Peace & Disarmament organise regular concerts in support of organisations in the peace movement

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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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Take Action For Section 21

November 12, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 11:30 am

On Monday 12th November Medact London will be handing an open letter to the Ministry of Housing calling for an end to Section 21 of the 1988 Housing Act. Use the buttons below to add a reminder to your calendar. Post on Twitter or Facebook to support Medact London as they present their open letter. Link to a pre-populated tweet  Suggested messages of support: Insecure tenancies impact physical and #mentalhealth! 1/5 adults say housing issues have affected their mental health.…

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Medact Brighton Local Group Meeting

November 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday 20th, 6-7:30pm, Audrey Emerson Building - Opposite the Royal Sussex County Hospital (the room will be displayed on the screen by the reception desk)  The meeting will focus on introducing ourselves and establishing who we are as a group of people - what interests, skills, power and potential we have. We can then identify priority issues to focus on before brainstorming ideas to take them forward. We hope this meeting will provide a space for us to come together…

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December 2018

Medact London Meeting

December 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London , N1 6HT
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Join Medact London at their next meeting on 11th December at 7:30pm, in Medact's offices near Old Street. We will be discussing our plans for action in the new year around how we can campaign against housing policy that negatively impacts the health of renters across the UK. Email london@medact.org with any questions.

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Healthcare access for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants: training

December 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Michael’s Hospital Lecture Theatre, St Michael’s Hospital BS2 8EG

Are you a doctor, nurse, physio, receptionist, healthcare assistant or other healthcare professional? Do you care about equality in healthcare access? Do you care about access for essential healthcare to vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and migrants living in Bristol and the southwest? Then come along for some free training! MedAct Bristol and Doctors of the World medics are running a training event on Monday December 17th from 7-9pm at St Michael's Hospital Bristol for healthcare professionals to learn about the…

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Medact in Brighton

December 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Audrey Emerton building, Eastern Rd,
Brighton, BN2 0AE United Kingdom
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Interested in helping homelessness? have an idea or want to explore what Medact can do locally to help in Brighton? Our next meeting will revolve around exactly that, so join us at our next meeting on Tuesday 18th December at 8pm. 

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January 2019

Medact Tyneside – Planning the year ahead

January 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Jesmond, Newcastle; exact location TBC Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom + Google Map

2019 is a pivotal year for the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). This Treaty was agreed by the UN in July 2017 and so far has been signed by 69 states and ratified by 19. The British government must be encouraged to sign the Treaty, and in November 2018, the City of Manchester endorsed the Treaty. Join us to discuss how we can get the City of Newcastle to follow Manchester's lead, and our goals and activities for 2019.…

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Medact Manchester – January Strategy Meeting

January 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Our next meeting on Thursday January 17th at 8pm in Manchester, will be an opportunity for us to discuss our aims and objectives for the upcoming year so that we can have as much impact as possible going forwards. Please email manchester@medact.org for the address or with any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

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