Sustainability to feature at International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2017
Exciting news! The IHI / BMJ International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare has accepted our speaker proposal on environmental sustainability and quality improvement!
Our 60 minute session entitled "Environmental sustainability and healthcare sustainability: two sides of the same coin" will take place at 3pm on Friday 28th April:
"High quality healthcare is only sustainable if it meets the needs of current populations without jeopardising the public’s health and the healthcare system of the future. Climate change has been called a public health emergency, and health teams must now maximise value from social and environmental – not just financial – resources.
"A sustainability lens can enhance the improvement process, motivate new staff and future-proof services. The identification of overuse benefits the population and patients by reducing waste and harm.
"Using case studies of trainee-led QI projects, this session explores how environmental sustainability can be embedded in quality and value improvement work.
"After this session, participants will be able to:
- Explain the concept and facets of sustainability, and how these are relevant in health system design and healthcare practice.
- Be able to incorporate measurement and management of environmental, social and financial sustainability within the design of a quality improvement project"
Muir Gray, Honorary Professor in Value Based Healthcare, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford; England
Frances Mortimer, Medical Director, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare; England