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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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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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