Changing the Carbon Load of your Health Work - Sustainability Workshop

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 08:30 - 13:00

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) is offering introductory workshops on sustainable healthcare for all those in the Oxford AHSN (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes). We welcome those delivering treatment and care, patient representatives, researchers, health educators and those from the health industry.

Balancing environmental, social and financial sustainability, is not only fundamental for the future of healthcare it is an essential part of developing high quality practice. In addition, the NHS is legally committed to cut its carbon emissions by 26 per cent by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050 and we know that reducing energy use and attention to buildings will only deliver a fraction (approximately 25 per cent) of the savings we need. This is a great opportunity to explore how you can design services and products that ensure that healthcare is sustainable.

"Carbon will become at least as important as money in future health service planning and delivery and if you are serious about providing value for the patient you then need to understand sustainability." Sir Muir Gray

Agenda:

09:30 Welcome and explanation of workshop objectives.

09:45 Introduction – What is sustainable healthcare, why does it matter, and what can it do for you? Includes interactive session.

10:30 Sian Rees - How patient involvement can cut waste.

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Sustainable healthcare in practice – how to save £7 million with leaner, greener care.

12.30 Designing sustainable healthcare within the AHSN – the plans.

13:00 Lunch and networking

There is another workshop date set for 19th May 2014. The same workshop will be offered at each of the two dates - so you just need to choose the date that suits you best.

To learn more or register for these or later sessions please contact Rebecca at rebecca.gibbs@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk by Friday 9th May 2014.

Please note that priority of place will be given to members of the diabetes, dementia and medicines optimisation AHSN networks.

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