It’s election time, so we’ve been poring over the manifestos from all the major parties to see how they stack up against the aims of our different campaigns and work areas.
We are very pleased to announce our upcoming Medact Gathering will take place in Spring 2020.
Details of our next meeting on the evening of Thursday 21st November
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) and the Medical Protection Society (MPS) are fuelling the climate crisis by investing significant amounts of money in fossil fuel companies. These investments pose a serious ethical dilemma for MDU/MPS members as they conflict with the duty to “do no harm”.
If you are a member of either the MDU or MPS, please consider signing the letter below which will be sent to your relevant medical defence union once a threshold number of signatures is reached.
To correspond with the recent publication of the IPPNW-Germany paper ‘How Nuclear Power powers the Bomb’, we publish a blog by Frank Boulton outlining the financial, environmental, health and geo-political arguments around nuclear power.
In light of the proposed expansion of Bristol airport will damage air quality, increase noise pollution and contribute to climate change, all of which are significant threats to human health. If you live in Bristol and work in health then please consider signing this letter calling on the Council to commit to preventing the expansion of Bristol airport.
On 20th – 27th September, Medact members and other healthcare workers will be supporting the millions of children and young people from around the world who have been striking on Fridays in an urgent call for action to address the climate crisis.
The North Yorkshire Local Government Pension Fund is investing millions of pounds in the fossil fuel industry. This is fuelling the climate crisis and doing huge damage to human health. If you live in North Yorkshire and work in health then please consider signing this letter calling on the Fund to stop investing in fossil fuels.
The Dorset County Pension Fund is investing approximately £141 million in the fossil fuel industry. This is fuelling the climate crisis and having devastating impacts on human health. If you live in Dorset and work in health then please consider signing this letter calling on the Fund to stop investing in fossil fuels.