A network for all those interested in educating health professionals for planetary health: understanding the links between human health and the environment; developing skills for creating a sustainable health service.

Teaching and learning of sustainable healthcare in the medical education curriculum

Congratulations and thanks to SanYuMay for this extremely helpful article summarising current knowledge on how sustainable healthcare can be incorporated into the medical curriculum.

Free downloads are available via the green PDF button on the link below.

Medical Teacher
June, 2019

Glove Awareness resources

RCN resources to use in your workplace to raise awareness of appropriate glove use - these include a poster, a leaflet and a selfie board. The resources can be used in any way that fits in with your local practice or organisational activity.

Royal College of Nursing
April, 2019

A new role for anaesthetists in environmentally sustainable healthcare?

Our article published today! "The contribution of anaesthesia to the environmental impact of healthcare is significant and visible, but amenable to change. We believe that this places anaesthetists in an ideal position to lead educational initiatives on environmental sustainability."

C. L. Shelton, S. C. McBain, F. Mortimer, S. M. White. Anaesthesia.
March, 2019

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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

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The Impact of Paper Procurement in the NHS

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.

SHE SUMMER SCHOOL

SHE SUMMER SCHOOL in UK: please add your thoughts


WHO TO BE INVOLVED:

Medsin, Healthy Planet, CSH, Universities, regional groups

FUNDING:

Who to apply to? Who could host?


WHAT TEACHING:

Students could do papers on how sustainability is relevant to specific specialties

 

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

 

Past Meeting

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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