The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change is today supporting health professionals from across the UK in a letter to the Prime Minister urging the government to end the country’s dependence on oil and gas to tackle the climate crisis and fuel poverty, calling for a clean, affordable energy future for everyone. 

The letter is signed by the British Medical Association, the Faculty of Public Health, the Royal Colleges of Physicians, Paediatricians, Obstetricians and Gynaeocologists and Psychiatrists, as well as over 600 individual health professionals. 

These UK’s leading medical institutions, with a combined membership of over 250,000 health workers, are calling for an the UK government to:

  • Immediately end to the issuing of new licences
  • Categorically reject the Cambo oil field and all new oil and gas development
  • Provide emergency support for people facing fuel poverty;
  • End subsidies for oil and gas extraction and redirect funds to green industry;
  • Make a plan to deliver a managed and equitable UK energy transition in line with 1.5C;
  • End to the policy of Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) for the North Sea.