A peer network to support teaching sustainable healthcare and planetary health: (1) understand the links between human health and the environment; (2) develop skills to bring about a sustainable health service; (3) discuss the duty of a health professional to protect the health of the public in a time of global environmental change.

Medical student reports on Whittington Hospital Green Week

Now that the much-feared medical finals are out the way, done and dusted, I have an opportunity to venture into pastures new and spend some time in the form of a Special Studies Module discovering what Sustainable Healthcare is all about. I seem to have timed my SSM just right (there’s a first time for everything!) to take in Climate Week! Whittington Hospital is marking the occasion with a Green Wards Competition, and I popped in to check out progress.

Teaching Sustainable Healthcare in English Medical Schools Survey 2010 - summary of results

The Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE) network was begun in June 2009 by a group of clinicians, academics and students interested in supporting the goals of NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy (2009)  by developing and piloting undergraduate teaching materials on the health effects of climate

Sustainable Healthcare Education Network
January, 2011

Health and Security perspectives on Climate Change

As I sat in the enormous main hall of BMA house yesterday at the BMJ’s conference ‘Health and Security perspectives on Climate Change’,  on Monday, Thailand was beginning to come to terms with the worst floods in several decades, with at least 315 dead and the finance minister predicting 1-1.7% of Thai growth lost and a cost of $3.3bn in reconstruction.

SAP - sustainable action planning resources for clinical teams

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

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
February, 2010

SHEBA (Education) - index of publications on sustainable healthcare education

Published literature on sustainable healthcare education is indexed from the education page on SHEBA (Sustainability for Health - an Evidence Base for Action).  SHEBA is a powerful system for organising our knowledge on sustainable healthcare; visitors to the site can search for an

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

A medical student view

I had no idea upon starting at medical school that before the year was out I’d end up getting involved in a British Council project on Climate Change and Health! It has been one of the most interesting things I’ve done all year, and has given me a much better idea of the sort of medicine I want to work in.

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RCP video on NHS environmental impact

Short animation to raise awareness of the NHS contribution to environmental issues such as climate change and air pollution, and encourage health professionals to look for environmentally friendly ways to practise.

Royal College of Physicians
September, 2018

Simulation Exercises Teaching Clinical Skills and Knowledge of the Health Effects of Climate Change

We describe a clinical-skills based approach to teaching medical and public health students the health effects of climate change.  This resource presents eleven simulation exercises used with over 100 students, and reports on the students' work.  Students are eager to learn clinica

Warren Lavey, JD, MS, adjunct associate professor at the University of Illinois; Holly Rosencranz, MD, FACP, clinical associate professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine
September, 2018

Sustainability in Quality improvement - 2 articles

2 papers published in the Future Healthcare Journal put forward a simple approach for incorporating sustainability into mainstream QI methodologies: the ‘SusQI’ framework. 

Mortimer F, Isherwood J, Wilkinson A, Pearce M, Kenward C, Vaux E. Future Healthcare Journal, 2018
June, 2018

Making Sense of Social Prescription

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.

August, 2017

Internationally relevant learning objectives in SHE: Building an environmentally accountable medical curriculum through international collaboration

Background: Global environmental change is associated with significant health threats. The medical profession can address this challenge through advocacy, health system adaptation and workforce preparedness.

July, 2017

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Vision for the Sustainable Healthcare Education network (draft)

Please do make changes to the text, if you have edits to make, as well as posting comments underneath.

This is a draft mission statement of the Sustainable Healthcare Education network (SHE), developed by the core SHE team. It incorporates five year goals, but is for review and further discussion and development by network participants.

Sustainable Healthcare Education Network - Mission Statement

International group working on Sustainable Healthcare Education - Next meeting outline

Upcoming October meeting for the SHE international working group - date and time to be confirmed - if you would like to attend please complete this doodle poll and you will be notified of the outcome in due course.

https://doodle.com/poll/vdxnnrccufcr2825

 

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GMC consultation on the Medical Licensing Assessment - ends 30th April 2017

The GMC is consulting on the Medical Licensing Assessment which will apply to UK medical students, EEA and International graduates and aims “to create a single, objective demonstration that those applying for registration with a licence to practise medicine in the UK can meet a common threshold for safe practice.” (GMC-MLA consultation

Sharing advice about E-learning about environmental sustainability

There are many existing e-learning resources about environmental sustainability. It could be useful both for learners and for those planning courses if we can develop this list / 'catalogue' of e-resources.

If you have experience of using any of the below, or time to explore them, please add your comments - you can do so by logging in to the Sustainable Healthcare Education network, going to the 'wiki' tab, selecting this wiki, and then clicking on 'edit'.

International group working on Sustainable Healthcare Education

Following a workshop at AMEE 2016, medical educators and students from around the world have been working together to develop approaches to developing and delivering Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE).

The group includes representatives from Denmark, Brazil, South Africa, Canada and USA. So far, we have:

- worked to further explore the relevance of the SHE core learning objectives (developed in UK consultation by the SHE network) internationally, drawing on outcomes from the workshop, which included international participants

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