The impacts of the environment on health and healthcare should be part of the curriculum for all health professionals. The Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE) network is a fast-growing group of clinicians, academics and students who have been developing teaching materials - you can find these via the Resources tab above. Join the SHE network to receive emails and post content - please register via the link on the right of this page.
My name is Amy and I am the junior doctor ‘Sustainability Fellow’ for the Severn Deanery in the UK. It is a new post this year so I have a blank slate to work with. It is a post I have taken on in addition to being a full time junior doctor. My job description is to use my role as a clinician to help promote sustainable working practices in the deanery and thus reduce carbon emissions.
I am in post for two years and I have a lot of time and energy to put into projects. I am keen to get ideas from other people about sucessful sustainability projects they have been involved in. If you have any such ideas then please let me know.
Thanks for your help!
We are looking for inspiring examples of sustainable healthcare to showcase and discuss at CleanMed Europe 2013 conference 'Pathways to Sustainable Healthcare'.
Whether you are a researcher, practising healthcare professional or work in healthcare infrastructure please do submit your ideas to us in the form of a short written paragraph by April 30th 2013.
Congratulations to the Severn Deanery, which has been placed in the top three for Bristol Zoo’s Walk of Fame ‘Green Team’ award! Innovative activities over 2012 have included the GP Sustainability Scholarship Programme, the Sustainability Foundation Fellowship for junior doctors and a study into the carbon footprint of travel associated with GP training programmes in the South West.
The deadline for responses to the online consultation on sustainability in medical education has been extended to 10th April 2013. Responses have so far been received from medical students and trainee doctors as well as from individuals and organisations involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.
The Public Health Registrar Sustainable Development Network is comprised of a group of Public Health Registrars across the UK. The foundations of the network were developed by Fiona Head and Kate Charlesworth, who developed a nationwide education programme on environmental sustainability. Since then, the network has grown, with members from each of the training regions in England, alongside Specialty Registrars from Scotland and Wales. The network meets regularly through telephone meetings chaired by James Smith and Stephen Dorey.
Healthcare without Harm Europe and CSH are pleased to invite you to the 4th CleanMed Europe conference on 17th 18th 19th September 2013 in Oxford where you can share problems and solutions with 450 others working on the interface between health and the environment.
When we asked whom Ed worked with in the Department of Health his honest reply was that Health was not a department that he frequently links with because there are so many others. The policy of the government at present is to concentrate on directly cleaning up the sources of energy emissions as a priority as well as beginning to tackle the housing stock via the Green Deal, while delaying work on what they admit are important but longer term issues such as wide scale reduction in demand and greener technologies for aeroplanes.
My name is Eleanor and I am a 3rd year medical student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. I am writing this first blog because I wanted to share some of my experiences in setting up a small group presentation to educate some of my peers about sustainable healthcare.
The East of England Multi-Professional Deanery is seeking to appoint a Sustainability Fellow for a period of 12 months to raise awareness of sustainability and embed it within training for all health professionals.