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 .
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.
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare has successfully pushed for the inclusion of sustainability as one of the themes for the The Oxford Academic Health Science Network. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust has supported the preparation and submission of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network's prospectus for designation from 1 April 2013.
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.
Delegates at the Green Nephrology Summit 2012, on 26th September, have issued a call to policy makers and healthcare commissioners to support them in bringing about the transformation to sustainable models of care.
The 2012 Award, presented at the Green Nephrology Summit yesterday, has gone to Newcastle Renal Unit for their "baling and recycling" project, modelled on one of the early case studies in Green Nephrology. The project has increased the amount of plastic and cardboard waste being recycled in the Trust by 90 tonnes, resulting in savings of more than £7,000/year and 46 tonnes CO2e in just a few months.
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