A network of students and educators interested in preparing health professionals to build and work in a sustainable health service. 

AMEE 2015: sustainability takes the stage in medical education

It was exciting to see environmental sustainability centre stage at the major international medical education conference, AMEE 2015, which took place in Glasgow earlier this month. Sustainability was linked to two important movements in medical education: social accountability and quality improvement teaching, with very positive response.

Work with healthcare students to educate and act on energy, the environment, and health

In the months before COP21 in Paris this December, Healthy Planet UK are working with student global health network Medsin to educate healthcare students on the intimate links between the high-carbon economy and human health, and the health benefits of a sustainable energy transition, and help them to take action to bring that transition about. We're looking for interested health workers and academics within universities to support the project.

Job ad - Project Manager: Food, Climate Change and Health (Medact)

Medact seeks to recruit a bright, confident and committed professional with an interest in public health, nutrition and climate change. This is a two year position to manage and implement a grant-funded project that will involve working closely with a range of partner organisations, including the SHE Network.

Educating for sustainable healthcare - SEDA funded project

Over the next 8 months, the SHE Network is running a free programme to support six "beacon" medical schools to develop and implement teaching and learning related to the Education for Sustainable Healthcare learning objectives. The programme is funded by SEDA and forms part of a small research project. 


Educating for Sustainable Healthcare - Priority Learning Outcomes

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

SHE Network
June, 2013

Case studies of teaching on climate & sustainable healthcare in medical schools 2011-12

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

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
March, 2013

Internationally relevant learning objectives in SHE: Building an environmentally accountable medical curriculum through international collaboration

Background: Global environmental change is associated with significant health threats. The medical profession can address this challenge through advocacy, health system adaptation and workforce preparedness.

July, 2017


The Impact of Paper Procurement in the NHS

The NHS has committed to reduce its carbon footprint but, aside from ensuring that legislative targets are reached, the benefits of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions are well documented. Yet the NHS faces increasing financial and service pressures; meaning that ‘green’ working is not always at the forefront of consideration. Many NHS organisations in England procure paper through the NHS Supply Chain Core Stationary list, which only contains paper produced from virgin (non-recycled) sources. As such, out of the 3.6 million reams of paper procured through NHS Supply Chain, only 29,000 were produced from recycled sources.

International group working on Sustainable Healthcare Education - Next meeting outline

Past Meeting

Date: Tuesday 1st August 2017 4.30pm BST

Chair and Host: Perry Sheffield, New York, USA

Scribe: SanYuMay Tun, London, UK

Present: Sarah Walpole, Congo/UK; Stefi Barna, Bangalore, India; Caroline Wellbery, Washington DC, USA; Evans Tembo, Belgium/Zambia; Rachel Stancliffe, Oxford, UK;

Apologies: Karina Pavao, Brazil; Maryam Omar, UK; Andrea Rother, South Africa; Bob Woolard, Canada

Minutes: (agenda items in bold)

Introductions, review of last meeting

Vision for the Sustainable Healthcare Education network (draft)

Please do make changes to the text, if you have edits to make, as well as posting comments underneath.

This is a draft mission statement of the Sustainable Healthcare Education network (SHE), developed by the core SHE team. It incorporates five year goals, but is for review and further discussion and development by network participants.

Sustainable Healthcare Education Network - Mission Statement

GMC consultation on the Medical Licensing Assessment - ends 30th April 2017

The GMC is consulting on the Medical Licensing Assessment which will apply to UK medical students, EEA and International graduates and aims “to create a single, objective demonstration that those applying for registration with a licence to practise medicine in the UK can meet a common threshold for safe practice.” (GMC-MLA consultation

Sharing advice about E-learning about environmental sustainability

There are many existing e-learning resources about environmental sustainability. It could be useful both for learners and for those planning courses if we can develop this list / 'catalogue' of e-resources.

If you have experience of using any of the below, or time to explore them, please add your comments - you can do so by logging in to the Sustainable Healthcare Education network, going to the 'wiki' tab, selecting this wiki, and then clicking on 'edit'.

International group working on Sustainable Healthcare Education

Following a workshop at AMEE 2016, medical educators and students from around the world have been working together to develop approaches to developing and delivering Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE).

The group includes representatives from Denmark, Brazil, South Africa, Canada and USA. So far, we have:

- worked to further explore the relevance of the SHE core learning objectives (developed in UK consultation by the SHE network) internationally, drawing on outcomes from the workshop, which included international participants

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