5 events
Tuesday 11th May 2021

This course is an overview of the relationship between the health sector and the climate and ecological crises. How does the health system contribute to climate change? How can clinical practices become sustainable?​

Course description

Sustainable healthcare can be described as care that is delivered in a way that does not adversely affect the health of the population, and does not use resources in a way that prevents tomorrow's health professionals from providing care.

Wednesday 12th May 2021

Health professions curricula increasingly require students and trainees to demonstrate skills for both sustainable healthcare and quality improvement. At the same time, achieving the NHS commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 requires healthcare staff to introduce changes in the workplace and innovate for further carbon reductions.

Wednesday 9th June 2021

In order for the NHS to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2040, and net zero within its supply chain by 2045, carbon needs to become an additional currency alongside money, understood by all working in the health system.  Though we know the NHS’s carbon footprint overall, the carbon impact of specific projects and operations (service changes, quality improvement projects or procurement of new products) are not routinely measured.   This carbon footprinting course will help health professionals, quality improvement leads and medical st

Friday 11th June 2021

The NHS contributes 4-5% of the UKs carbon emissions, an in primary care the biggest carbon emissions come from pharmaceuticals, followed by patient and staff travel.  As trusted sources of information, educators, community members, and responsible businesspeople, primary care staff have the power to reduce their practice's environmental footprint whilst improving care quality. In this short 3-part course we offer an overview of the development of sustainable healthcare, share case studies of good practice, and provide tips and tricks for greening your practice. 

Wednesday 23rd June 2021

The Public Health Specialty Training Curriculum (2015) reflects the central importance of sustainable development to health and the role of public health professionals in driving change, requiring trainees to “demonstrate leadership in environmental sustainability with a focus on the links to health and climate change”.

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