The GMC has updated the online version of Tomorrow's Doctors to include a link to the priority learning outcomes for sustainable healthcare, developed by the SHE Network through a national consulatation in 2012-13.
In March, as part of its inquiry on sustainability in the NHS, the UK Government’s Environmental Audit Committee held a public evidence session to examine sustainable development governance and operations. MPs questioned SDU’s Sonia Roschnik, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Gina Radford and John Holden, head of Policy Partnerships & Innovation at the Department of Health on the extent to which the NHS is set up to deliver on the Sustainable Development Strategy and progress so far.
Ward and unit teams have been putting together innovative sustainability projects as part of the Green Ward Competition that has been running over the last six weeks at University College, London Hospitals. CSH has been supporting teams of nurses and doctors to implement green innovations in their settings and measure the environmental, social and financial impacts that result.
The RCPsych Awards mark the highest level of achievement in psychiatry. Has your team made any improvements in sustainability? Or do you know any teams that could be entrants for the award in your area? Let them know!!
The deadline for entries is Monday, 20 April 2015.
In 2013 the Government announced the 8 cities to be awarded a share of the £77m Cycle City Ambition Grant. The policy goals of promoting city cycling in this way are to promote local economic growth, reduce carbon emissions and improve health. It’s exciting to learn that the Department for Transport (DfT), in its assessment of project value, is taking the health and environmental benefits very seriously.
An article in last week’s Oxford Mail reveals that Oxfordshire Health NHS Foundation Trust is planning to replace kitchens in five community hospitals with pre-heating of chilled meals cooked off-site. A campaign is now underway to save the hospital kitchens.
Providing fresh meals is healthier, preferred by staff and patients and a key part of treatment. It is also beneficial to the local economy.
What is Green Nephrology, why is it important to kidney patients, and how can patients, carers and local Kidney Patients' Associations get involved? CSH, the National Kidney Federation and members of this Network have been working together on a Green Nephrology patient leaflet, published today - NHS Sustainability Day 2015.
A year after the NHS published its SD Strategy (‘Sustainable, Resilient, Healthy People & Places’) in January 2014, the Environmental Audit Select Committee is examining whether the NHS is set up to deliver on the ambitions in that Strategy, and seeking to identify the key risks and challenges for implementing it and the achievements to date that could be built upon. Written submissions by 4 March are invited, although those received by 11 March might still be accepted.
The symposium 'Sustainability in Wellness and Health' is taking place on 10th June at the Creativity Centre in Brighton.
This symposium aims to present the diversity of sustainable practices within health and social care settings and to inspire change towards more sustainable practices. The School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton is extending an invitation to academic and clinical colleagues from a wide range of disciplines who wish to engage in sustainability to submit papers and posters.
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