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.
The NHS has committed to reduce its carbon footprint but, aside from ensuring that legislative targets are reached, the benefits of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions are well documented. Yet the NHS faces increasing financial and service pressures; meaning that ‘green’ working is not always at the forefront of consideration. Many NHS organisations in England procure paper through the NHS Supply Chain Core Stationary list, which only contains paper produced from virgin (non-recycled) sources. As such, out of the 3.6 million reams of paper procured through NHS Supply Chain, only 29,000 were produced from recycled sources.
This is an interactive poster about a transdisciplinary and sustainability project in which I am involved - the Aquaponics Garden at the Basin View Masonic Village. This project addresses a global 'wicked' problem, lack of social cohesion/disconnectedness, from a loc
This poster was displayed at the 2013 COT Annual Conference in Glasgow giving examples of how the six areas of the 'NHS Route Map for Sustainable Health' can be incorporated into occupational therapy practice.
Slides from our presentation at the COT Annual Conference 2013 exploring how occupational therapists can get involved in the NHS Forest project and the benefits to health and wellbeing of engaging service users in green spaces.
Ben Whittaker, David Johnston, Mary Colvin and Sarah Dandy
Slides from our seminar at the 2013 COT Annual Conference exploring opportunities for actively developing sustainable occupational therapy practice through the WFOT position statement on environmental sustainability.
The garden project offers a treatment programme which is available to adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviours currently undergoing assessment and treatment within a restricted in-patient environment.
Hello everyone, my name Anna Michell and I have become the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’s (CSH) newest Occupational Therapy Sustainability Volunteer. My role with CSH will be to write up case studies about current sustainable Occupational Therapy practice and help with the development of the involvement of Occupational Therapists in the NHS Forest Project.
Has anyone ever organised a litter picking event with patients? Our unit is next to a stream and community park which is often very littered. I have some interest from a few patients to try to maintain these areas for the local community. I'm guessing I could approach the local council but I'm not sure where I would stand with insurance etc. If anyone has any advice I would be really grateful. Thank you.