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For ten years, we’ve campaigned for fair medical trade and ethical procurement across the healthcare industry.
Workers producing healthcare equipment in developing countries are suffering labour rights abuses. The NHS spends in excess of £40 billion a year on the procurement of goods and services. More must be done to ensure fair medical trade across the industry.
The Medical Fair and Ethical Trade Group campaigns for fair and ethical trade in the production and supply of medical supplies. Find out more about the issues.
Find out how these health organisations introduced fair and ethical trading standards into their procurement procedures.
We support the notion that those who use, procure, supply, or manufacture medical gloves should instigate policies to protect workers. Read our report.
In partnership with Swedish lobbying group Swedwatch, we undertook research on working conditions and labour rights in Pakistan.
Find out about the BMA's lobbying work on the Modern Slavery Act and the Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill.
You can be an advocate for change, influence purchasing decisions or lend support to the cause by raising awareness and asking questions.
We can provide you with and point you in the direction of tools and resources to help you raise awareness and fight for fair medical trade.
Developed with our partners, the Ethical Procurement for Health Workbook helps organisations embed labour standards considerations into procurement.