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.
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.
Healthcare without Harm Europe and CSH are pleased to invite you to the 4th CleanMed Europe conference on 17th 18th 19th September 2013 in Oxford where you can share problems and solutions with 450 others working on the interface between health and the environment.
When we asked whom Ed worked with in the Department of Health his honest reply was that Health was not a department that he frequently links with because there are so many others. The policy of the government at present is to concentrate on directly cleaning up the sources of energy emissions as a priority as well as beginning to tackle the housing stock via the Green Deal, while delaying work on what they admit are important but longer term issues such as wide scale reduction in demand and greener technologies for aeroplanes.
My name is Eleanor and I am a 3rd year medical student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. I am writing this first blog because I wanted to share some of my experiences in setting up a small group presentation to educate some of my peers about sustainable healthcare.
The East of England Multi-Professional Deanery is seeking to appoint a Sustainability Fellow for a period of 12 months to raise awareness of sustainability and embed it within training for all health professionals.
The SHE Network is inviting lead medical schools, deaneries and Royal Colleges to partner on an 18-month project to support implementation of sustainability learning outcomes in undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching. This is an opportunity to take a leadership position in sustainable healthcare education, building on several years’ work and ultimately benefiting the whole medical profession.
Applications are invited to an innovative two-year Fellowship in sustainability of mental health services, funded by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The post is offered to specialist trainees in psychiatry as an “out of programme experience”. The successful candidate will work with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare and the College to take a lead role in this exciting new dimension of quality improvement, developing skills in clinical leadership, management and research.
The Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE) Network is convening a national consultation on priority learning outcomes (PLOs) for sustainability in medical education, which has been prompted by the General Medical Council. Help is sought in refining the PLOs, which trace a path from global environmental awareness to practical action in the workplace. We are particularly keen to hear from medical educators and students, trainee doctors and those involved in curriculum development - no prior knowledge of sustainability required!
Invitations have now been sent out to leaders in medical education and other representatives for a national consultation process to scrutinise and refine priority learning outcomes, aimed at integrating sustainability concepts into medical education programmes. These outcomes have been developed by a curriculum working group from the SHE network following discussions with the General Medical Council.
On 29 October 2012 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published jointly an Atlas of health and climate that provides scientific information on the connections between weather and climate and major health challenges ranging from diseases of poverty to emergencies arising from extreme weather events and disease outbreaks.