Carbon Footprinting for Healthcare (multiple course dates)

Tuesday, May 10 to Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 13:00 - 16:00

This carbon footprinting course will help health professionals, quality improvement leads and medical students to become carbon literate. You will gain an understanding of what a carbon footprint is, how it can be used in the NHS’s endeavour to go net zero and how it is measured.

Course structure:

  • Part I. Self-study online
  • Part II. Live workshop online
  • Part III. Work-in-Progress workshop

Upcoming course dates:

  • Workshop: 10 May (Tue) 13.00-17.00
    • Self-study period opens: 19 April
    • Work-in-progress session: 23 August (Tue) 13.00-15.00
  • Workshop: 13 July (Wed) 8.00-12.00
    • Self-study period opens: 22 June
    • Work-in-progress session: 6 December (Tues) 8.00-10.00
  • Workshop: 11 October (Tue) 12.00-16.00
    • Self-study period opens: 20 September
    • Work-in-progress session: 6 December  (Tue) 8.00-10.00

Course objectives:

  1. Recognise the interconnectedness of health, healthcare and climate change
  2. Understand what a carbon footprint is, why it is important to measure it, and how the two main carbon footprinting methodologies differ
  3. Identify the steps in estimating a carbon footprint of a quality improvement project or clinical pathway
  4. Find and use carbon conversion factors
  5. Recognise good practice in carbon footprinting studies in healthcare
  6. Practice carbon footprinting on a small/simple quality improvement project

Participant feedback: 

“I got different viewpoints I hadn’t considered  - what worked, what didn't, who to speak to. Good size of group …time at both plenary and break out rooms for discussion and the networking, and interaction with the tutors was very valuable.” 

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