A group from the Health Foundation's Q primary care and Q Sustainability special interest groups have been working on tools and resources to improve asthma care and simultaneously reduce the carbon footprint associated with suboptimal inhaler prescribing and inhaler use.
If you would like a preview of the work they are doing, this will be an opportunity to share your thoughts and give feedback.
This project, which came about as part of CSH's Green Ward Competition held at Barts Health in 2019, reduced the unnecessary listing of patients for general anaesthetic in cataract surgery, saving time, money and carbon.
Centre for Sustainable Healthcare & Barts Health NHS Trust
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow, Glasgow City, G3 8YW, United Kingdom
A pre-conference workshop at the AMEE 2020 international medical education conference.
Quality improvement (QI) teaching offers an efficient way to introduce students to emerging practices in sustainable healthcare. For the past ten years the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare has helped clinicians, educators and curriculum designers sustainable healthcare knowledge, skills and values into medical education.
Join Dr SanYuMay Tun (Imperial College London) & Dr Frances Mortimer (Centre for Sustainable Healthcare) to discuss how education for sustainable healthcare is developing as a reponse to accelerating global environmental change.
In the UK, the health service is committed to binding Government targets for carbon reductions and the General Medical Council now requires medical schools to prepare their graduates through teaching skills for sustainable healthcare.
Very excitingly, the AOMRC has finally published its report, "Training for better outcomes: Developing quality improvement into practice", including a QI curriculum which embeds sustainable healthcare principles and sustainable value.
Lift Islington, 45 White Lion Street, London, N1 9PW, United Kingdom
On 12th and 13th February CSH is again running our small group training courses focussed on specific aspects of sustainability, health and healthcare.
12th February: Leadership skills for sustainability and health
FPH has accredited this training course for 5 CPD credits
An interactive one-day course for public health, other health professionals, trainees and healthcare sustainability managers to develop leadership skills for environmental sustainability within and outside the health and care sector.
This example driver diagram shows how principles of sustainable clinical practice can be applied to improve respiratory inhaler prescribing. Hopefully it shows a holistic approach (MDI>DPI is not the whole story...).
The Jam Factory, Hollybush Row, Oxford, OX1 1HU, United Kingdom
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is offering an interactive one-day course for up to 20 health professionals, students and educators on the inclusion of sustainability in quality improvement.
Sustainability has been recognised by the Royal College of Physicians as a domain of quality in healthcare, extending the responsibility of health services to patients not just of today but of the future. As a domain of quality, it follows that sustainability should be explicitly addressed in the course of ‘quality improvement’ activities. But how?