The mental health of the UK Armed Forces and veterans – Medact submission to Defence Select Committee
We publish evidence submitted by Medact to the Defence Select Committee for its inquiry into the mental health of Armed Forces and veterans, outlining serious concerns related to the mental health impacts of the UK practice of recruiting adolescents to its military.
In light of the hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood IRC, we publish practical notes for people on strike produced by Medact trustee Dr. Frank Arnold.
First do no harm – Clinical roles in preventing and reducing damage to vulnerable immigration detainees
The available evidence shows that the objectives of significantly reducing the number of vulnerable individuals detained and the duration of their detention have not been achieved by the changes to policy and practice introduced since the initial review into welfare in detention of vulnerable persons produced by Mr Steven Shaw in January 2016.
In our submission to the new review we consider what has gone wrong, and make recommendations for what needs to happen to improve the situation.
In his latest of a series of ‘Open Democracy’ articles on the Korean crisis, Paul Rogers (12 October) predicted that there could well be a nuclear war between the US and North Korea by November 2019. President Trump, by stating that North Korea will not be allowed to...
Making hospital food healthier and more sustainable: a toolkit for bringing about change
Unravelling hospital food policy and practices, and finding the way towards healthier, tastier and more sustainable hospital food
This is part of a blog series ahead of the global Medact/IPPNW Health Through Peace conference in York. Click here to find out more about the event and register. Join us on Tuesday 5th September at 2pm roundtable on British Military Recruitment and Marketing....
Our new report calls the UK Government to account for aggressive nuclear weapons policies and continued funding of Trident.
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.
In this talk at TEDxLSHTM, Medact Trustee Sridhar Venkatapuram argues that every human being has a human right to the capability to be healthy.