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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.

Naturally Healthy?

On 2nd March CSH and the Ecosystems Knowledge Network delivered a Valuing Nature Programme event to ensure that tools and methods are available to

Sustainability in Quality Improvement learning resources

Sustainability has been recognised as a domain of quality in healthcare, and building it into quality improvement (QI) is a practical way to drive incremental change towards a more ethical, sustainable health system.

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
March, 2017

Eco-dialysis: the financial and ecological costs of dialysis waste products: is a ‘cradle-to-cradle’ model feasible for planet-friendly haemodialysis waste management?

Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. (2015) 30 (6): 1018-1027.

Approximately 2 million chronic haemodialysis patients produce over 2 000 000 tons of waste per year that includes about 600 000 tons of potentially hazardous waste.

Piccoli G. et al, NDT
March, 2015

Campaign for equity of tariffs for remote consultations

This is just a short brief to let you know about the ongoing work the UK Green Nephrology group has been undertaking on tariffs for remote clinic consultations. 

Many renal units operate over wide geographical areas, providing specialist services for populations far beyond their own hospital’s immediate catchment area. Intuitively, for such a results-driven specialty, the concept of  remote clinic consultations – either by phone or video-link - ticks many boxes in the sustainability agenda whilst also carrying the potential to deliver care close to home without the associated carbon impact of staff travel...

New Green Nephrology patient leaflet published on NHS Sustainability Day

What is Green Nephrology, why is it important to kidney patients, and how can patients, carers and local Kidney Patients' Associations get involved? CSH, the National Kidney Federation and members of this Network have been working together on a Green Nephrology patient leaflet, published today - NHS Sustainability Day 2015. 

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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 

NHS England
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.

CJASN
October, 2021

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URGENT - COP26

HI

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

Hi everybody,please forgive...

Hi everybody, please forgive my not-perfect English, I try to do my best. I am Italian and work in a hemodialysis ward since 10 years. My never-solved problem is what the hell to do with Acid Concentrates (with or without acetic acid) leftovers. It's been discussed in my ward, there was a time when we just used to pour it into the sink, but some collegues moaned about the smell and eventual side effects for health. And now the hospital obliges us to put the bag with the leftovers and the used bicarbonate cartridges in a special bin which goes directly to the incineration ...

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