New Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare elearning programme

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The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare has partnered with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh)(link is external) to develop elearning resources designed to equip healthcare workers with the knowledge and skills they need to deliver healthcare that is financially, socially, and environmentally sustainable.

NHS England has committed to achieving 'net zero' carbon emissions by 2040, and net zero within its supply chain by 2045. The Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare programme covers how healthcare contributes to the climate crisis, why it matters for health, and what the healthcare workforce can do to help. 

This elearning programme includes 3 sessions. 

  1. Building a Net Zero NHS describes the climate and ecological emergency, why it matters for health, and how healthcare contributes to it. It includes case studies of sustainable practices across all health professions.
  2. Sustainable Dentistry and Measuring Carbon in Healthcare describes the relationship between climate change and health and the application of sustainability principles in the dental setting.
  3. Environmentally Sustainable Anaesthetic Practice raises awareness of the environmental impact of healthcare and ways to use healthcare resources efficiently for healthcare professionals working within the operating theatre. 

It takes about 30 minutes to complete each session. After completing the sessions in each resource, certificates are available for download. 

How to access the elearning programme

Visit the program page(link is external) to register for this elearning module, and for additional information.

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