If you are wondering what sustainability means for mental health care, take a look at the short 3-minute film posted on Psych-SusNet. In this film our RCPsych research fellow of sustainability in mental health, Dr Daniel Maughan, defines the major components of sustainability and how it relates to the delivery of mental health care.
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.
This is an interview with Sarah Dandy, coordinator of the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare's NHS Forest scheme, by Izzy Braithwaite, Healthy Planet UK. She explains a bit about how the NHS Forest scheme works, how NHS Trusts can be involved, and the many other benefits of it beyond carbon reduction.
The interview was published on 28th March 2013, by Healthy Planet UK as part of the NHS Sustainability Day interview series.
NHS psychiatrist Dr Hugh Grant-Peterkin, who interviewed Royal College of Psychiatrists' President Professor Sir Simon Wessely at the Sustainability Summit on 1st October, was then himself interviewed by CSH Medical Director Dr Frances Mortimer about his personal views regarding climate change including the need for doctors to advocate for wider societal change and the role that the royal colleges could play.
CleanMed Europe 2013: Pathways to Sustainable Healthcare is coming to Oxford soon. In this podcast, Gary Cohen, Co-founder and Chief Executive of Healthcare Without Harm, explains what to expect at a CleanMed conference.
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