National Working Group Sign-up
National Working Groups are teams that work on specific areas of Medsin, providing a bridge between local and national. They are open forums that you are free to contribute as little or as much as you want. No background knowledge is required – NWGs are a shared learning experience, which aims to capture the enthusiasm, skills and knowledge of individuals from across the country.
We’re looking for new members for the NWGs of 2012-2013, so whether you’re stepping down from a branch or activity role but wanting to stay involved, or have never worked with Medsin before you, we want you to be involved! Check out the various groups below and sign-up for any you might be interested in, and you’ll soon get a welcome email! You can register interest in as many different groups as you like, and decide which you would like to work within at a later date. Anyone can be involved - there are no minimum requirements, but there will also be the opportunity to formally apply for named lead roles at a later date.
we currently have nwgs on the following areas:
The groups are organised online and discussions take place through the newly designed Google Groups, with Skype calls where necessary (don’t worry if you haven’t used either of these before as we can teach you!) In addition there are often in-person meetings at Medsin conferences and assemblies, although this is very much optional.
This is your network and we aim to be educating, advocating and acting in the areas which YOU feel passionate about and where YOU want to see change.
Please let us know if you have specific areas of interest that you’d like to focus on and contribute to so that we can further our vision of achieving a fair and just world where equity in health is a reality for all. Hopefully most of the groups will start work soon, but depending on interest some may not be launched yet.Some suggestions are below, which reflects areas where prior interest has been shown, but we’d love to also hear new ideas.
- Maternal and Child Health
- Mental Health
- Conflict and Health
- Non-Communicable Diseases
- Social determinants of health
- Open Access and the Right to Research
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
- Health Systems Strengthening
- The UK Health Service Campaign (Formerly the NHS)
- Legal issues and Global Health
Click here to sign up to a Topic-Specific NWG.