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May 2018

1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health

May 17 - May 19
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Morrison Street
Edinburgh, EH3 8EE United Kingdom
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Medact is supporting the 1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health (MERH 2018) The MERH 2018 Congress is hosted by an independent, non-profit making company working under the auspices of The University of Edinburgh, the European Public Health Association and NHS Health Scotland.  We intend to deliver you a memorable, affordable, academic and social programme in one of the most spectacular cities in the world. The MERH congress will replace the 7th EUPHA Migrant and Ethnic Health Section Conference. Congress aims : To…

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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 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London , N1 6HT
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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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Health For All? Meeting Re: NHS Charging Policies

July 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Brady Arts Centre, 92-196 Hanbury St
London, E1 5HU United Kingdom
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Are you a health worker at Barts or in Tower Hamlets concerned about how regulations such as upfront charging, data sharing for immigration enforcement and ID checks impact on patient care and clinical practice? Join us to discuss the policies, their impact and how we can best support our patients on Tuesday 3rd July, 6:30pm @ The Brady Arts Centre, 92-196 Hanbury St, London, E1 5HU. Speakers include: Dr Jackie Applebee/Turner - Chair of Tower Hamlets LMC, deputy chair of…

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September 2018

Homelessness, Housing and Access to Healthcare

September 6 @ 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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Sustainable Healthcare Education 1-Day Masterclass in London

September 11
The Laycock Centre, Islington
London, N1 1TH United Kingdom
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This one-day masterclass by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is designed for health professional educators and students to develop skills for integrating planetary health and sustainable healthcare into existing curricula and teaching. Full details can be found at https://sustainablehealthcare.org.uk/what-we-do/education/sustainable-healthcare-education-1-day-masterclass

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AGM Weekend 2018

September 21 @ 4:30 pm - September 22 @ 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 @ 6:45 pm - September 22 @ 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
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
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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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