The impacts of the environment on health and healthcare should be part of the curriculum for all health professionals. The Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE) network is a fast-growing group of clinicians, academics and students who have been developing teaching materials - you can find these via the Resources tab above. Join the SHE network to receive emails and post content - please register via the link on the right of this page.
Education about the links between climate change, sustainability, health and healthcare in medical training is rare. This project of collaborative curriculum development enlisted medical students, academics and practitioners to explore and articulate priority learning outcomes and develop educational materials for sustainability in healthcare to use in medical schools across the UK and abroad.
5th june world environment day
WHO Bulletin article - "why are we failing to promote physical activity globally?"
Sustainable Development Strategy for the Health and Care System 2014 - 2020 : Consultation
The Sustainable Development Unit is running a consultation and engagement programme in order to produce a new Sustainable Development Strategy for the Health, Public health and Social Care System to 2020. The consultation closes at 5.00pm on 31 May 2013. The new strategy will be launched in January 2014 and will cover the period 2014 to 2020. Building on the Carbon Reduction Strategy the new strategy is not just for the NHS but embraces the whole health, public health and social care system. It will define where we need to be on the path to sustainable health care by 2020 and the measures and targets against which progress will be measured.
The consultation can be found at http://www.sdu.nhs.uk/sustainable-health/engagement-resources.aspx
This is just a reminder to complete in the next few days if you can. We understand the SDU has had a tremendous response from institutions and individuals. This is a invaluable opportunity to help 'future proof' the system and ensure your views on the most important, practical and priority issues are heard.
My name is Amy and I am the junior doctor ‘Sustainability Fellow’ for the Severn Deanery in the UK. It is a new post this year so I have a blank slate to work with. It is a post I have taken on in addition to being a full time junior doctor. My job description is to use my role as a clinician to help promote sustainable working practices in the deanery and thus reduce carbon emissions.
I am in post for two years and I have a lot of time and energy to put into projects. I am keen to get ideas from other people about sucessful sustainability projects they have been involved in. If you have any such ideas then please let me know.
Thanks for your help!
We are looking for inspiring examples of sustainable healthcare to showcase and discuss at CleanMed Europe 2013 conference 'Pathways to Sustainable Healthcare'.
Whether you are a researcher, practising healthcare professional or work in healthcare infrastructure please do submit your ideas to us in the form of a short written paragraph by April 30th 2013.
Congratulations to the Severn Deanery, which has been placed in the top three for Bristol Zoo’s Walk of Fame ‘Green Team’ award! Innovative activities over 2012 have included the GP Sustainability Scholarship Programme, the Sustainability Foundation Fellowship for junior doctors and a study into the carbon footprint of travel associated with GP training programmes in the South West.
The deadline for responses to the online consultation on sustainability in medical education has been extended to 10th April 2013. Responses have so far been received from medical students and trainee doctors as well as from individuals and organisations involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.
The Public Health Registrar Sustainable Development Network is comprised of a group of Public Health Registrars across the UK. The foundations of the network were developed by Fiona Head and Kate Charlesworth, who developed a nationwide education programme on environmental sustainability. Since then, the network has grown, with members from each of the training regions in England, alongside Specialty Registrars from Scotland and Wales. The network meets regularly through telephone meetings chaired by James Smith and Stephen Dorey.