Consultation on the new Sustainable Development Strategy for the health and care system was launched last week with Sir Neil McKay, Sir David Nicholson, Duncan Selbie and Mike Farrar all committing their support.
You are invited to participate in the consultation which runs until Friday 31st May 2013 and will form the basis of the next 5-year plan.
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 Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) is looking for an intern to help us organise a major conference in sustainable healthcare next year. The intern will work closely with the CSH team, gaining experience in administration as well as event management, and will have a chance to liaise directly with external contacts .
The government's health advisory body, NICE, has published new guidance which promotes active travel as a way of tackling our nation's health problems, such as obesity, in relation to inactivity. The guidance describes how people can be encouraged to increase the amount they walk or cycle for travel or recreational purposes. It is for commissioners, managers and practitioners involved in physical activity promotion or who work in the environment, parks and leisure or transport planning sectors, e.g. local authorities, schools and workplaces.
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.
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!
Greenhouse Gas Accounting Sector Guidance for Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices
A consortium of major global companies has been working with the NHS SDU to agree standards for reporting of carbon equivalents emissions for the manufacture of drugs and medical devices. The report was launched on Friday 30th Nov 2012 at St Thomas' Hospital in London and is a real achievement, albeit only the beginning of a lot more work.
102 heat exchangers have been fitted to dialysis machines across 4 renal services following the CSH 'Cutting CO2 in Kidney Care ' project, which secured funding at the Pitch Pledge Party event in October 2011, a 10:10 initiative in partnership with The Funding Network and the Guardian. The project was based on the case study from East Kent renal service, which has reduced its carbon footprint by retrofitting heat exchangers to renal dialysis machines. Each heat exchanger is estimated to save approximately 0.366 tonnes CO2e per year.
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare and the Sustainable Healthcare Education Network are looking for a volunteer / intern to provide administrative support for a national consultation exercise on curriculum development for education in sustainable healthcare.
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