A short video introducing the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare's work in supporting clinical specialties to improve sustainability. This video focuses on initiatives in kidney care, where the approach was first pioneered.
Having come to the end of my two year RCPsych research fellowship in sustainability, it is time to do some reflecting…
I have found that sustainability is one of those words that people tend to slap onto the front of a new idea, service, or project to make it sound credible or perhaps ‘a la mode’. But sustainability is more than just a badge, it requires a broad understanding about the resources we use and impacts that we are having. But, does it have a place when thinking about mental health care?
The priority learning outcomes for environmental sustainability in medical education were developed in response to a request from the General Medical Council and refined through a two-stage national consultation, involving medical educators, clinicians and students, and are now referenced from th
This document has a set of case studies from UK medical schools that have been trying out ways of teaching medical students about the links between climate, sustainability and health. Most of the ones included are SSCs (student-selected components) apart from Liverpool, which has integrated
This year the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is focusing on helping clinical specialties and organisations to cut their waste to save money and carbon. While we are involved with many longer term projects which will change systems and transform clinical practice, the fact is that there is still a shocking amount of waste within the system as it is now. We ought to be tackling this waste immediately as it is money down the drain and carbon into the air - and we can't afford either.
The NHS Forest is holding their first annual event to celebrate the successes of the past year. We will be holding a workshop to discuss, with existing sites and delivery partners, how to set up and run an NHS Forest. An awards ceremony will be held with Pam Warhurst, Chair of the Forestry Commission presenting the awards.
If you would like to attend please email email@example.com
Using the Sustainable Action Planning tools, the team at the Renal Unit quickly identified carbon reduction opportunities, prioritised them, and moved into action. By the end of the first year they achieved: