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.
Medact Bristol is co-ordinating a letter calling on the Mayor of Bristol, Martin Rees, to act to protect our health and take serious action on air pollution
Will you take part in our survey on deprivation and health? We want to hear from health professionals across the UK about economic deprivation and patient care.
How to take part in our twitter storm. 1. Get online between 12noon and 2pm on 23rd October. 2. Make a sign that says “I’m a patient not a passport” or any other message you want to send to Barts Trust to encourage them to end ID checks and charging. Check out these...
How you, as a health professional, can become a trans ally by engaging in much-needed changes to the existing Gender Recognition Act
Medact is coordinating an open letter from GPs, to the RCGP, to congratulate them on their divestment from fossil fuels and to encourage others to divest.
In a letter published in The Evening Standard, over 150 healthcare professionals call for the scrapping of healthcare charges and ID checks for migrants in the NHS.
Medact and over 30 organisations send an open letter to the Department of Health and Social Care to express our concerns about their limited review into the latest changes to healthcare charging.
The Chancellor has a chance to protect children’s lungs in his budget this month. Let’s make sure it happens.
We’ve got to get diesel cars off our roads to protect everyone’s health.
Medact’s work to improve hospital food follows from our new report, “Digesting The Indigestible”. But if you want to take more direct action, there is also our Campaign Toolkit, with plenty of ideas, inspiration and actions you can take to campaign for better hospital...
Making hospital food healthier and more sustainable: a toolkit for bringing about change
The following letter was sent this week on behalf of all those from members of IPPNW gathered at the York Health Through Peace Congress to British Prime Minister Theresa May, as well as her Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox....
Health Through Peace 2017 4-6th September at the University of York We are looking for volunteers to support Health Through Peace 2017. Register here for the chance to: Volunteer for two days at the conference, and get a whole day off to enjoy access to the talks and...
The world now has an international treaty making it illegal for ratifying states to possess nuclear weapons. Our new report takes this opportunity to re-examine the arguments for and against the UK’s continued adherence to its own nuclear arsenal.
The world now has an international treaty making it illegal for ratifying states to possess any nuclear weapons. Yet the UK continues to keep and modernise its nuclear weapons at huge cost and risk to life, and is increasingly seen as out of step with the rest of the world.
Homeless refugee children in Northern France – abandoned by the British government, but not by the British people
This autumn, a team of medical volunteers from the Medact Refugee Solidarity Group are visiting French port towns to provide first aid and bear witness to the unimaginable human tragedy taking place on the UK ‘border’. The trip has been arranged in response to the...