A report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the World Health Organisation details how cycling has the potential to save 10,000 lives and create employment over 76,000 jobs. Alongside the health and environment co-benefits, Unlocking New Opportunities finds that active travel brings economic value.
This month saw three big events on three subsequent days. On the 26th March I gave the evening lecture at the new college premises. On the 27th March (this is NHS sustainability day!!) I launched the development of the RCPsych sustainability policy at the RCPsych council meeting. On the 28th March, I invited David Cameron and Sue Bailey to the Warneford Hospital in Oxford to launch the use of a green reovery space.
Sustainable Healthcare Sweden and The Embassy of Sweden are delighted to invite you to a knowledge sharing day on Sustainable Healthcare in practice.
This is a great opportunity to update yourself with new examples from Swedish and British hospitals.
Mahmood Bhutta, an ENT Surgeon and co-founder of the BMA Medical Fair and Ethical Trade Group, explains why the surgical instruments he uses for his work must be sourced ethically – why it’s a human rights as well as a health issue. After his presentation at the CleanMed conference in Oxford he spoke to Anuradha Vittachi about why he is so committed to action on this issue.