Healthcare professionals planted fruit trees and designed a route to be used by staff, patients and local community.
Healthcare practitioners from Frithwood Surgery have created greenspace and designed a health walk from the GP surgery through the village demonstrating the practice’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of their staff, patients and the local community.
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.
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.
NICE has issued new guidance on how to promote walking and cycling to tackles our nations health problems due to inactivity.
As we all know the ‘inactivity epidemic’ has massive health consequences. The release of this guideline is well timed with the recent repeated anger about fuel prices and cost of car use. Of course, besides health benefits, the environmental benefits are massive.
Where you live, does everyone with kidney disease know that they've got it and what it means? Are local GPs confident about how to manage them, and who will benefit from referral? It was inspiring to hear from at least three nephrologists presenting at the Renal Service Change Management study day last week, who clearly feel that what happens to people in primary care is their business too.
The Annual UN Climate Conference, COP18 took place last week in Doha. This year, Jonny Elliott went to represent Healthy Planet at the conference. It was a tiring, exciting and often frustrating fortnight of advocacy for him and above all an eye-opening one. COP18 delivered some wins, but overall, the outcomes are miles away from what the science tells us we need: emissions reductions pledges are far below those required to avoid a 2°C rise, inadequate commitments on pre-2020 adaptation finance and barely a mention of health.
A US based report 'Can Sustainable Hospitals Help Bend the Healthcare Cost Curve' declares that the implementation of Sustainable initiatives across the healthcare sector could achieve savings in excess of $15 billion dollars over 10 years.
Sharing challenges and solutions, I was one of 350 healthcare delegates from 34 countries and 5 continents who met at CleanMed 2012 to develop models for sustainable healthcare.
You can see photos and link to all the presentations here at www.cleanmedeurope.org