Critical Care Susnet aims to foster environmental sustainability within the care for critically ill patients, with financial and social sustainability co-benefits.  The network brings together clinicians, researchers, educators and students interested in sustainable critical care.

From July 2022 the network is endorsed by the Intensive Care Society and the British Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Please join in to share your experiences, examples of projects, share resources, signpost events, and ask questions of the group.

Glove Awareness Week resources: 2 May to 6 May 2022

Glove Awareness Week runs from the 2nd to 6th May this year and focuses on encouraging nursing staff - and medical and health care professionals - to make one change to reduce their unnecessary glove use and help make health care more sustainable. RCN resources available.

£7.45m funding available for two new research units

The Health Foundation’s REAL Centre has launched an ambitious new programme that will provide independent research that builds on the work of the REAL Centre, to help improve long-term decision making in health and social care. There may be good opportunities to propose research through the lens of sustainability. 

International Womens day

Happy International Womens Day!

This is an interveiw I did for the Royal College of Psychiatry about women and climate change. I hope you find it interesting. 


What’s new in intensive care: environmental sustainability

This article provides an overview of intensive care environmental sustainability with a nice summary figure of recommendations to focus on for reducing the carbon footprint of ICUs and 'getting our house in order

Bein, T., Koch, S. & Schulz, C. What’s new in intensive care: environmental sustainability. Intensive Care Med 47, 903–905 (2021).
August, 2022

The carbon footprint of treating patients with septic shock in the intensive care unit

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This study by McGain et al. (2018) carbon footprinted the daily care of 10 patients with septic shock in an Australian intensive care unit in comparison with 10 patients with septic shock in an intensive care unit in the United States.

McGain F, Burnham JP, Lau R, Aye L, Kollef MH, McAlister S. The carbon footprint of treating patients with septic shock in the intensive care unit. Crit Care Resusc. 2018 Dec;20(4):304-312.
December, 2018

Greener NHS

If you are a newcomer to sustainable healthcare, the NHS England website has a user-friendly guide to the principles behind the NHS Net Zero target.

June, 2022


Call for Abstracts: North South Ireland Public Health Conference – Healthy Planet, Healthy People

Abstracts are welcomed for the Healthy Planet, Healthy People conference on 30th November 2022,  hosted by The Institute of Public Health, Public Health Agency, Ulster University, Queen’s University Belfast, and University College Cork. The conference  theme is the relationship between climate change and health in Ireland.

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Jul 13 to Oct 11 2022, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Jul 19 to Nov 01 2022, 12:00pm - 7:30pm
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