A Network for everyone interested in improving the environmental sustainability of operating theatres.   

We're hiring! QI Education Fellow 2021-22

CSH is seeking to appoint a qualified health professional to an Education Fellowship, working on a project to support the inclusion of sustainability in quality improvement education for undergraduate medical students, postgraduate doctors and other health professionals. 

Welsh Environmental Anaesthetic Network Project Drawdown resources

In 2019, the Welsh Environmental Anaesthetic Network (WEAN) launched "Project Drawdown" to encourage environmentally conscious anaesthetic practice in 8 hospitals around Wales, achieving an average reduction of 71% in carbon footprint from anaesthetic gases in the first year.

Welsh Environmental Anaesthetic Network
March, 2021

ANZCA Webinar: Environmental Sustainability in Anaesthesia

A panel of experts explore environmental sustainability issues in anaesthesia practice and discuss the opportunities for research and innovation, such as collaborating with non-medical researchers, and trainee-led solutions to sustainable practice. 

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
December, 2020

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The impact of surgery on global climate: a carbon footprinting study of operating theatres in three health systems.

This (open access) paper compares the carbon footprint of 3 operating theatres (UK, US and Canada). It is really interesting to see how different institutional practices influence the carbon footprint, once again highlighting the significant reductions achieved by reducing desflurane usage.

Lancet Planet Health
December, 2017

Anaesthetic gas - monitoring practice and motivating change

I am an anaesthetist and recently visited the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare while on sabbatical. Thank you to Rachel and Frances for meeting with me. I have attached a copy of a behaviour change project i am undertaking in my anaesthetic department.

Matthew Jenks and OraTaiao (New Zealand Climate and Health Council)
June, 2018

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

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