Carbon Footprinting for Healthcare

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:00 - 14:00

This training course will help health professionals, quality improvement leads and medical students to become carbon literate.

Though we know the NHS’s carbon footprint overall, the carbon impact of specific projects and operations (service changes, quality improvement projects or procurement of new products) are not routinely measured. In order for the NHS to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, carbon needs to become an additional currency alongside money, understood by everyone working in the health system.

The course is made up of a 4-hour interactive self-study online module and a 4-hour workshop conducted remotely over a video conferencing platform.

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

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