A network of students and educators interested in preparing health professionals to build and work in a sustainable health service. 

AMEE 2015: sustainability takes the stage in medical education

It was exciting to see environmental sustainability centre stage at the major international medical education conference, AMEE 2015, which took place in Glasgow earlier this month. Sustainability was linked to two important movements in medical education: social accountability and quality improvement teaching, with very positive response.

Work with healthcare students to educate and act on energy, the environment, and health

In the months before COP21 in Paris this December, Healthy Planet UK are working with student global health network Medsin to educate healthcare students on the intimate links between the high-carbon economy and human health, and the health benefits of a sustainable energy transition, and help them to take action to bring that transition about. We're looking for interested health workers and academics within universities to support the project.

Job ad - Project Manager: Food, Climate Change and Health (Medact)

Medact seeks to recruit a bright, confident and committed professional with an interest in public health, nutrition and climate change. This is a two year position to manage and implement a grant-funded project that will involve working closely with a range of partner organisations, including the SHE Network.

Educating for sustainable healthcare - SEDA funded project

Over the next 8 months, the SHE Network is running a free programme to support six "beacon" medical schools to develop and implement teaching and learning related to the Education for Sustainable Healthcare learning objectives. The programme is funded by SEDA and forms part of a small research project. 

Fossil Free Healthcare

Healthy Planet are launching a report on the health case for divestment from fossil fuels co-authored with MedAct, the Climate and Health Council, Medsin and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare - the launch will be part of a panel discussion event held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Tuesday 3rd February 6.30pm. Here are some of my thoughts on divestment and what it means for the health community. 


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


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.



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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Mar 05 to 22 2018, 10:45am - 10:45am
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