The Green Surgery Challenge Launch!

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Calling all surgical healthcare professionals!** Would you like to find solutions that transform surgical practice to become less harmful to the environment and build social sustainability?

The Green Surgery Challenge 2021 is an opportunity for the UK’s surgical community to:

  • recognise the value of sustainable healthcare for surgical conditions
  • share and promote ways of practising that are less harmful to the environment and our planet and build social sustainability
  • continue to transform surgery for the future.

The challenge will launch on 3rd February 2021 at an online event, hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons England with Ms Victoria Pegna, co-founder of the Sustainability in Surgery working group and the President of RCSEng, Professor Neil Mortensen. The event will include:

  • an introduction to green surgery from Professor Mahmood Bhutta & Sustainable Surgery Fellow, Chantelle Rizan, from Brighton & Sussex Medical School.
  • information on how to get involved in the challenge by Dr Olivia Bush, Clinical Programme Director at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.
  • Q&A

Register today to attend the launch event and join the challenge.

**Surgical healthcare professionals involved in the surgical pathway may apply to be project leads, apart from anaesthetist colleagues.  This is due to the fact that the anaesthetic community are making excellent headway towards green anaesthesia; the aim of this challenge is to ignite cultural change across the whole surgical pathway.  Project leads may engage and involve anaesthetist colleagues as part of the team to achieve project aims but the project leads should not be anaesthetists.**

The Green Surgery Challenge is brought to you by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, with gold funding and sponsorship from NIHR MedTech Co-operative in Surgical Technologies and Elemental Healthcare, silver sponsorship from Royal College of Surgeons England and Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, bronze sponsorship from the AHSN Network and Vanguard Medical Remanufacturing, and partners, the Sustainable Healthcare Coalition, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the Association for Perioperative Practice.

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