Applications opened on Tuesday to the groundbreaking one-year Green Nephrology Fellowship, funded by NHS Kidney Care. The first of its kind, the post is open to specialist trainees in renal medicine, will train them in sustainability and systems improvement and will focus on clinical service redesign to improve the environmental sustainability of renal care.
The Fellow will be seconded to The Campaign for Greener Healthcare from their current post and will continue one session per week of clinical work. They will receive training in project management and clinical systems improvement, including a work placement with an industry partner. Under supervision from The Campaign for Greener Healthcare and the NHS Sustainable Development Unit, the candidate will learn about carbon modelling of clinical pathways and develop sustainable models of kidney care to pilot with participating renal units.
The creation of the fellowship follows the success of the recent Green Nephrology Summit, held on 25th February 2009, where renal became the first specialty to commit itself to reducing its environmental impact. Speakers included David Pencheon, Director of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit, Donal O'Donoghue the National Clinical Director for Kidney Care and Muir Gray, Director of Knowledge into Action. A wide range of practical measures was discussed, including measures to reduce the consumption of water and energy, travel and even laundry.
Closing date Monday 6th April.
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