Bringing together patients, clinicians, renal technicians and others to share ideas for sustainable kidney care.

Please visit the Resources tab for published research papers, case studies, measurement tools, previous events and awards. For the latest updates and ways to get involved see live posts (below) and Events. Log in to comment on any of these or to post a new topic for discussion.

Read about the history of green nephrology and the new Sustainable Kidney Care committee on the CSH website.

Green Nephrology Summit - "the greatest untapped resource in healthcare is the patient"

The conversation in green nephrology has changed. Though water reclamation, recycling and energy saving are still important, a fly on the wall at last week’s Green Nephrology Summit would have heard just as much about “telephone clinics”, “RenalPatientView*”, “patient self-care”, “shared decision-making”…

Carbon footprint of a renal service points finger at drugs and equipment

A carbon footprint study of a UK renal service, undertaken by Green Nephrology Fellow, Dr Andy Connor, and published in the Quarterly Journal of Medicinethis month, confirms the importance of tackling supply chain emissions, revealing that the procurement of goods and services accounts for 72% of the carbon impact of kidney care. Within procurement, the majority of emissions are attributable to pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and waste services. 

Green Nephrology at the BRS RA

The Green Nephrology team had a busy week at the joint Renal Association and British Renal Society meeting last week, culminating in what was (probably) the first session devoted entirely to sustainability at a national meeting of any medical specialty.

Get behind the 10:10 Campaign by taking action in your renal unit.

This year, 10:10 is bringing together thousands of individuals and organisations from across the country to work towards a common goal - a 10% cut in the UK’s carbon emissions during 2010. The Green Nephrology programme is running its own 10:10 initiative and has produced a renal unit 10:10 action checklist.

Green Nephrology Fellow in post!

The Campaign for Greener Healthcare is delighted to welcome Dr Andrew Connor to his new post as "Green Nephrology Fellow".  Over the next year, Andrew will be exploring the environmental impacts of kidney care and working with NHS staff and patients to improve practice in kidney units.

Green Nephrology Summit

On 25th February the Campaign for Greener Healthcare hosted the first Green Nephrology Summit.  Sponsored by Baxter Healthcare the event provided a forum to share experience and discuss ideas on how to transform the renal clinical pathway.

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Green Nephrology case studies

Case studies in Green Nephrology can be found on the Mapping Greener Healthcare site, using the link below. Projects to date range from waste reduction in haemodialysis to telephone and video clinics.

September, 2021

Greener AHP Hub

The Greener AHP Hub is a resource for Allied Health Professionals.  It provides information and clear actionable steps which AHPs can take to improve their own environmental sustainability. The hub complements the 

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October, 2021

Solar-Assisted Haemodialysis

This article by John Agar, Anthony Perkins and Alwie Tjipto (2012) highlights the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of using solar-assisted power in dialysis services. Please use the link below to access the article.

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October, 2021

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I wanted to say Hello! I'm Hayley Pinto - I have just joined CSH as the new Education and Training lead.

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