The Summit Consensus statement from the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Sustainability Summit and videos of six of the speakers are now available to view. Speakers include RPsych President Professor Sir Simon Wessely, David Pencheon, Director of the NHS Sustainability Development Unit, RPsych Fellow in Sustainability Dr Daniel Maughan and psychiatrists Dr Hugh Grant-Peterkin, Dr Judith Anderson who was discussing climate change denial and Dr Rex Haigh with his green care team. The videos are available on the RPsych sustainability summit webpage.
A new report, Natural Solutions to Tackling Health Inequalities, highlights the evidence of the benefits of green spaces to health and wellbeing outcomes and the inequalities in the use of, and access to, natural environments across England.
The National Institute for Health Research has funded a new Health Protection Research Unit on environmental change and health based at the London School of Hygiene in partnership with Public Health England. Funding is available for 2 full-time PhD studentships to start in 2014/15.
The NHS Forest has been shortlisted for an HSJ award in the "Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability Category". With over 1300 entries this year we are very pleased to have got through the first round. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the dedicated staff working at our 130 NHS Forest sites who have helped make this project such a success!
Those within the Oxford AHSN area (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes) have access to sustainability workshops and also the opportunity to develop expertise in sustainable healthcare by becoming a trained sustainability champion. If you would like to take part in a Measuring Carbon Workshop, join us at the George Pickering Education Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, on either Wednesday 24th September or Wednesday 8th October.
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.
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