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December 2018

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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Fighting Fracking and Fossil Fuel Divestment – how health professionals can help build a Fossil Free world

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
10-12 East Parade, Leeds

Join global health charity Medact and Concerned Health Professionals UK for an afternoon of talks and workshops in Leeds. We'll explore how health professionals can help build a fossil free world and discuss our role in campaigning against fracking and advocating for fossil fuel divestment.  Sessions will include: The Health Impacts of Fracking; and how we can advocate for a fracking ban. Fossil Fuel Divestment – how health professionals can use it as a tool for climate action and clean…

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Health For All? Meeting Re: NHS Charging Policies

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St George’s – University of London, Cranmer Terrace
London, SW17 0RE United Kingdom
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Are you a health worker at St George’s or in Wandsworth 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 29 January, 6pm at St George’s University, St George’s Hospital, Tooting, SW17 0RE. Speakers include: Healthcare staff Local community groups and St George’s patients Refreshments will be provided.…

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Medact London January Meeting

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London , N1 6HT
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Join us on Tuesday 29th January for our next London local group meeting. We will continue to work on housing and homelessness, creating plans for our campaigning in 2019. New people are welcome to join us. 7pm, The Medact Offices,The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, Hoxton, London N1 6HT Email london@medact.org with any questions.

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Working towards food justice – what can healthcare professionals do?

January 30 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London , N1 6HT
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Medact are in the early stages of developing a campaign on how to bring about a just food system. Will you join us for a workshop to discuss access to food as a human right, and to devise a plan for how health professionals can campaign on this issue Who is this for? This workshop is for healthcare professionals working across the healthcare services who are interested in becoming involved with campaigns on food justice and health.  Outline This workshop…

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February 2019

Medact Tyneside Monthly Meeting

February 4 @ 2:30 pm

Our next Tyneside meeting is on Monday afternoon 4 February 2.30 pm. Please email Elizabeth Waterston tyneside@medact.org for the address. We will be planning for the visit of Chuck Johnson Deputy Exec Director of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) in late March with a view to publicising and promoting the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, The UN endorsed a Treaty to Prohibit and eliminate Nuclear Weapons in early July. The Treaty has now been…

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Medact Migrant Solidarity Group meeting

February 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London , N1 6HT
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The next meeting for the Medact Migrant Solidary Group (Medact-msg) is the 13th February at 7pm. We're looking forward to seeing some old faces and hopefully new too! Remember, additions to the agenda for the meeting are always welcome.    

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Air Pollution and Health in Bristol and Beyond: Awareness, Education and Action

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Lecture Theatre, St Michaels Hospital, Bristol, BS2 8EG Bristol, + Google Map

Air Pollution is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK. Exposure to small particles and gases from fossil-fuel derived air pollution contributes to diseases such as cancer, stroke, heart disease, asthma and to around 40,000 early deaths each year in the UK alone. Join us for an evening about Air Pollution in Bristol with guest speakers from Environmental Protection UK, Friends of The Earth, Bristol Clean Air Alliance and others. 7pm on Thursday 21st February, Main Lecture…

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

February 27 @ 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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Medact Scotland Group Meeting

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Citizen M Hotel, Glasgow, 60 Renfrew St,
Glasgow, G23BW United Kingdom
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Join us for our next Medact Scotland meeting on Thursday 28th February at 7.30 in the Citizen M Hotel in Glasgow.  Please get in touch with Lesley if you have any questions - Scotland@medact.org

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