When baby boomers think back to their childhoods, they can probably recall a treehouse, a Boy/Girl Scout camping trip, family picnics, or a passion for fishing, hunting or horse riding. Now we need to bring back that halcyon childhood pastime of letting our kids (and grandkids) get muddy once in awhile. Studies indicate that they will grow up healthier and happier because of a connection to nature.
A new guide to sustainable commissioning has been published by Forum for the Future, CSH, and the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. The guide and associated tools are aimed at Clinical Commissioning Groups that want to deliver system-wide commissioning which will, as a consequence, lead to healthcare services that operate in a more sustainable way.
This guide and the associated tools are aimed at Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) that want to deliver system-wide commissioning which will, as a consequence, lead to healthcare services that operate in a more sustainable way.
This event built on a scoping review of research needs conducted by The King's Fund and funded by the National Institute for Health Research and SCIE. Senior people with backgrounds in funding, commissioning and co-ordinating research participated in a one-day summit to explore how we can deliver more sustainable, effective and affordable models of health and social care.
Delegates at the Green Nephrology Summit 2012, on 26th September, have issued a call to policy makers and healthcare commissioners to support them in bringing about the transformation to sustainable models of care.
This year the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is focusing on helping clinical specialties and organisations to cut their waste to save money and carbon. While we are involved with many longer term projects which will change systems and transform clinical practice, the fact is that there is still a shocking amount of waste within the system as it is now. We ought to be tackling this waste immediately as it is money down the drain and carbon into the air - and we can't afford either.
SAP is a programme to support clinical teams in taking action for sustainability. Structured around two facilitated workshops, SAP helps front-line staff to learn about sustainable healthcare, focus in on their priorities and put together a green action plan. The action plan can then
In May 2011, the BMA Medical Fair and Ethical Trade Group launched new guidelines on ethical procurement for health. TheEthical procurement for health: workbook helps procurers in the health and social care sector include consideration of labour standards throughout the procurement and market engagement processes.
The new NHS white paper sets out a bold vision for the future of the NHS. It is highly commendable that the coalition government has continued to recognise the fundamental principle of the NHS: availability of health services based on need and not on the ability to pay.
This toolkit gives you everything you need for a 1 minute, 5 minute and even more minute conversation, complete with step-by-step guides, behavioural change insights and all the evidence to back it up.
The University of Westminster has published an excellent explanatory document on social prescription. It's a fantastic end to end resource with explanations of terminology, structures, different types of social prescription, and referral examples.
I hope this might be interesting to some members, this article reports on work we have been doing to look at overuse in health care as a form of overconsumption, and examines health care overuse from the perspectives of ecological economics and sustainable consumption (amongst other economic pers