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

Ecocide

Polly Higgins is a lawyer who has dedicated her life to one client - the Earth.  Polly is a barrister, author and creator of new laws to protect the Earth. Polly has proposed that Ecocide is the missing 5th Crime Against Peace, to sit alongside genocide as an international crime throughout the world.There are already four international Crimes Against Peace. They are: Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, and Crimes of Aggression. There is a missing 5th Crime Against Peace: that crime is Ecocide

Oxford SSM in Sustainable Healthcare - case study posted

Two final year medical students in Oxford took part in a two-week special study module (SSM) on “Sustainable Healthcare” in 2011-12. The students each chose to focus on one of the four dimensions of sustainable healthcare identified by the Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE) Network, and undertook a related project.

Consultation on Health Workforce action on social determinants of health

The Institute of Health Equity (IHE) is consulting on a draft report exploring actions the Health Workforce can take to positively influence the social determinants of health and tackle health inequalities. Sustainable healthcare is not explicitly mentioned in the draft, and i wondered whether SHE Network members might be interested to respond to the consultation and recommend its inclusion?

Medical student reports on Whittington Hospital Green Week

Now that the much-feared medical finals are out the way, done and dusted, I have an opportunity to venture into pastures new and spend some time in the form of a Special Studies Module discovering what Sustainable Healthcare is all about. I seem to have timed my SSM just right (there’s a first time for everything!) to take in Climate Week! Whittington Hospital is marking the occasion with a Green Wards Competition, and I popped in to check out progress.

Teaching Sustainable Healthcare in English Medical Schools Survey 2010 - summary of results

The Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE) network was begun in June 2009 by a group of clinicians, academics and students interested in supporting the goals of NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy (2009)  by developing and piloting undergraduate teaching materials on the health effects of climate

Sustainable Healthcare Education Network
January, 2011

Health and Security perspectives on Climate Change

As I sat in the enormous main hall of BMA house yesterday at the BMJ’s conference ‘Health and Security perspectives on Climate Change’,  on Monday, Thailand was beginning to come to terms with the worst floods in several decades, with at least 315 dead and the finance minister predicting 1-1.7% of Thai growth lost and a cost of $3.3bn in reconstruction.

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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

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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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