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.
NHS Sustainability Day of Action takes place on 27th March, with lots of activities taking place around the country. The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is encouraging partners to plant 2 trees at 2 o'clock to show its support for the NHS Forest. The trees are free, thanks to the kind sponsorship of The Great Outdoor Gym Company, but need ordering by Monday, 10th March. If you want to do something different, then find out what other trusts are pledging to do.
Calling all Severn Deanery Healthcare Professionals - £500 Competition Prize
All you have to do is submit a Sustainable Healthcare Project by 1st November 2014.
For more information including possible project titles please join the Facebook Group – Creating Sustainable Healthcare Systems.
Please submit entries to: email@example.com
Oxford Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSN) is leading nationally on sustainability. The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare will work with Oxford AHSN programmes to improve health and increase value by supporting the implementation of sustainable clinical practice.
Sustainability fellows across the UK are currently looking at how we can support Deaneries and Medical Royal Colleges to improve sustainable development in their region or specialty.
Anna Watkinson-Powell has written a great blog on the Climate and Health Council Website describing the run up to the student's passing a climate change resolution. No 1 is for the inclusion of climate change and sustainability to be included in all medical curricula.
Following a two-stage national consultation, priority learning outcomes have been agreed for the inclusion of environmental sustainability in medical education.
There's now a facebook page and twitter account for September's CleanMed Europe conference - if you use social media, do follow them for new blogs as they published, along with news items and reports. Recently published are Rachel Stancliffe and Mahmood Bhutta's blog on whether should health professionals should lead on sustainability and Frances Mortimer's blog on Sustainable Clinical Practice.
You can also use these platforms to make contact with others who will be attending the conference, share your ideas, case studies and as a platform for online discussions about sustainable healthcare and how we can get to where we want to be.
The conference website is at http://www.cleanmedeurope.org/.
CleanMed Europe conference: Pathways to Sustainable Healthcare
The CSH, working with student groups Medsin and Healthy Planet, would like to invite a select number of students and trainee doctors to take an active part in the sustainable healthcare conference (CleanMed Europe) being organised for later on this year. As well as being the future and having an interest in what happens to both healthcare and our health as humans, you are also faster at learning and more open to new ideas than many who are already embedded in the healthcare system. Find out how to apply...
Education about the links between climate change, sustainability, health and healthcare in medical training is rare. This project of collaborative curriculum development enlisted medical students, academics and practitioners to explore and articulate priority learning outcomes and develop educational materials for sustainability in healthcare to use in medical schools across the UK and abroad.