Actions backed by health professionals also have the added weight of medical expertise, making it that much harder for injustices to be ignored. Online petitions, emails and letters have the power to link up thousands of medical campaigners from across the globe.
Dear Mayor Khan, We write to you as healthcare workers living and practising in London, who see the terrible health consequences of air pollution on a daily basis. We care for populations in London who are already exposed to levels of air pollution that consistently exceed WHO limits and we see the impacts of air pollution on health inequalities, with the most deprived populations including London’s poorest children, exposed to the highest levels of particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide.
Our primary objective as health workers is the duty of care to the patient in front of us. Government policies like Prevent jeopardise this duty and consequently public health. As health workers and members of the health community, our duty of care is to challenge any and all attempts at making caring professions into an arm of the Home Office or police.
Medical professionals call for diplomacy to avert a humanitarian disaster Sign the IPPNW medical appeal Health workers in Europe take their responsibility for preventive action to save lives very seriously. The pandemic has shown how much effort they are prepared to...
The following letter is written by healthcare workers from Barts Health NHS Trust in support of the cleaners, porters, security, catering and reception staff across St Barts, Royal London Hospital, and Whipps Cross who are taking strike action about their pay.
An open letter by mental health professionals to express concern over the negative impact of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on young people’s mental health and escalation in ‘criminal’ behaviour.
The climate crisis is the greatest public health threat of the 21st century. With this action, doctors of Scotland can help send a message to those in power at COP 26.
Join us in writing to the Home Secretary to oppose policies that are so clearly causing harm to asylum seekers.
This May, we’re taking action to convince MPs of the public health case for creating millions of good, secure green jobs post-COVID. Join us!
Take action to stop NatWest investing in nuclear weapons-producing countries.
Plans to expand Leeds Bradford Airport not only risk more toxic air for nearby communities, they’re also a threat to the health and wellbeing of communities around the world already suffering the impacts of the climate crisis.
Join us in taking action to encourage your local council to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, by joining the ICAN Cities Appeal.
Children and families who are experiencing homelessness are facing severe risk, risk that has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. There is an urgent need to address the lack of adequate and decent temporary accommodation, and add capacity to the health system...
If you live in the East Midlands and work in health then please consider signing this letter calling on the Councils to stop investing in fossil fuels.The Councils of the East Midlands have over £180 million of their pension funds invested in the fossil fuel industry....
As a resurgence of COVID-19 cases threatens to undermine the success of the new tiered-restriction system, 12 of the UK’s leading public health organisations have written to the Prime Minister urging him to address the financial barriers currently undermining people's...
When world leaders arrive in Glasgow for the COP26 climate talks in November 2021, they will have a critical choice to make: do we stick with business as usual, or do we lay the foundations for a fairer, healthier ecologically-sound future?