Short courses in sustainability, health and healthcare

Our training courses offer a mix of core concepts and case studies, followed by live online workshops with expert advice on applying theory to practice in your setting. Designed for health professionals, educators, sustainability or estates managers, the courses prepare you to implement sustainability projects in your workplace, conduct research and contribute to developing and delivering your organisation’s Green Plan

Foundation-Level Courses 

We recommend starting with either our multidisciplinary Introduction to Sustainable Healthcare course, or else a specialty-specific course in the list below.  The speciality courses cover all introductory material and are also tailored to your field and allow the opportunity to learn and network with peers.

 

Technical Courses 

These in-depth courses build skills for planning and measuring projects. It is helpful to have knowledge about sustainable healthcare before attending, either from our Foundation-level course, from our free eLFH modules ‘Building a Net Zero NHS’ or 'Sustainability in Quality Improvement', or at www.susqi.org

 

Course Format

I. Self-study:  A 4–6-hour interactive online package with case studies which opens 3 weeks before your booked course. After working through the materials you are invited to identify a sustainability project you would like to undertake in your setting (optional). 

II. Workshop: A 4-hour small group online workshop facilitated by national experts to answer questions and help you design and implement a sustainability project. 

III. Mentoring: The two-hour sustainable healthcare 'cafés' offer a friendly and informal setting in which to build networks and receive/offer advice from experts and peers on sustainability projects.

  • Foundation course participants can attend as many sustainable healthcare cafes as they wish to. 
  • Technical course participants will be invited to a follow up session specifically linked to the workshop.

 

"I highly recommend the CSH courses. As someone who was interested in environmental sustainability but unsure how to incorporate this into my professional practice, I found it to be a great source of information (and inspiration!). A knowledgeable faculty provide real-life examples of how sustainability projects can improve the NHS for patients and the environment. The courses also provide a fantastic opportunity to network with other like-minded health care professionals (when one can sometimes feel like a ‘lone voice’ within a department!)"

Book with peace of mind:  If you are unable to attend your workshop, we can offer you a later date for no charge.  If you need to cancel, full refunds can be offered up to 3 weeks before the workshop date (admin fee of £30). 

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Training for organisations

We have a variety of options available to organisations interested in booking courses to train their staff in 2022. These include block booking discounts, commissioned courses and board-level workshop in Leadership for Sustainable Healthcare

Courses

Introduction to Sustainable Healthcare

This foundation course offers an overview of the relationship between health, the health sector and the climate and ecological crises. How is the health system both vulnerable to and contributing to climate change and ecological degradation? What would a sustainable health system look like? What might the wider benefits be and how can we achieve this?

  • Workshop: 19 July (Tue) 12.00-16.00 BST 
    • Self-study period opens: 28 June
       
  • Workshop: 25 August (Thur) 9.00-13.00 BST 
    • Self-study period opens: 4 August 
       
  • Workshop: 6 October (Thur) 13.00-17.00 BST 
    • Self-study period opens: 15 September
       
  • Workshop:  1 November (Tue) 15.30- 19.30 BST 
    • Self-study period opens: 11 October
       

£95 - £165 + VAT | Learn more

Sustainable Respiratory Care

This foundation course offers an overview of the relationship between human health and the climate and ecological crises, with a focus on respiratory health.  It demonstrates how the health system is vulnerable to, but also contributes to, climate change and ecological degradation, examines the specific contribution of inhalers to carbon emissions and other environmental impacts and explores how to develop a more sustainable approach to respiratory healthcare whilst maintaining or improving quality of care. 

The course also highlights the leadership role healthcare staff can play in the transformation towards a system that works for all, within planetary boundaries.

  • Workshop: 25 August (Thur) 9.00-13.00 BST
    • Self-study period opens: 4 August

£95 - £165 + VAT | Learn more

Sustainable Anaesthetics

This foundation course offers an overview of the relationship between human health and the climate and ecological crises, with a focus on anaesthetics and the operating department.  It demonstrates how the health system is vulnerable to, but also contributes to, climate change and ecological degradation, examines the specific contribution of anaesthetics to carbon emissions and other environmental impacts and explores how to develop a more sustainable approach to the practice of anaesthetics and the operating department, whilst maintaining or improving quality of care.

  • Workshop: 6 October (Thurs) 13.00-17.00 BST
    • Self-study period opens: 15 September

£95 - £165 + VAT | Learn more

Sustainable Primary Care

This foundation course is specifically tailored for healthcare staff working in primary care at all levels. It offers an overview of the relationship between health, the health sector and the climate and ecological crises. How is the health system both vulnerable to and contributing to climate change and ecological degradation? What would a sustainable health system look like? What might the wider benefits be and how can we achieve this? The course also highlights the leadership role healthcare staff can play in providing healthcare for all within planetary boundaries.   

  • *FULLY BOOKED* Workshop: 8 July (Fri) 9.00-13.00 BST
    • Self-study period opens:17 June 
       
  • Workshop: 3 November (Thur) 12.00-16.00 GMT
    • Self-study period opens: 13 October

£95 - £165 + VAT | Learn more

Sustainable Mental Healthcare

This foundation course is specifically tailored to health and social care staff working in mental health. It offers an overview of the relationship between health, the health sector and the climate and ecological crises; explains how the health system is both vulnerable to and contributing to climate change and ecological degradation; explores what a sustainable mental health system looks like, what the wider benefits could be and how we might achieve this. The course also highlights the leadership role mental health professionals can play in providing healthcare for all within planetary boundaries.   

  • Workshop: 21 June (Tue) 9.00-13.00 BST 
    • Self-study period opens: 31 May
       
  • Workshop: 18 October (Tue) 13.00- 17.00 BST
    • Self-study period opens:  27 September

£95 - £165 + VAT | Learn more

Sustainable Dentistry

This foundation course explains how dentistry contributes to climate change and ecological degradation, and helps dental care professionals and support staff in primary and secondary care to apply sustainable practices in their work. It offers an overview of the relationship between dentistry, health, and the climate and ecological crises:  How are dentistry and healthcare both vulnerable to and contributing to climate change and ecological degradation? What does sustainable dentistry look like? 

  • Workshop: 26 May (Thu) 12.00-16.00 BST
    • Self-study period opens: 5 May 
  • Workshop: 21 September (Wed) 12.00-16.00 BST
    • Self-study period opens: 31 August

£95 - £165 + VAT | Learn more

Public Health Leadership for Sustainability

This interactive foundation course equips public health professionals with leadership skills for environmental sustainability within and outside the health and care sector. The course provides an overview of the relationship between public health, the health sector and the climate and ecological crises. How is the health system both vulnerable to and contributing to climate change and ecological degradation? What would a sustainable health system look like? What might the wider public health benefits be and how can we achieve this?

  • Workshop: 29 September 2022 (Thu) 8.00-12.00 BST
    • Self-study period opens: 8 September

 

£95 - £165 + VAT | Learn more

Green Space and Health

Green space contributes to physical and mental wellbeing and offers therapeutic benefits for recovery from illness. This foundation course explores the evidence and illustrates how you can integrate these into your own practice. The course is intended for health and social care professionals in primary, secondary or social care, including those working in mental health and rehabilitation and those who want to improve staff wellbeing in any setting.  

  • Workshop: 21 July (Thurs) 9.30-13.30 BST
    • Self-study period opens: 30 June

£95 - £165 + VAT |  Learn more

Sustainable Kidney Care

This foundation course explores the bi-directional relationship between health and the environment, with a focus on kidney care. The climate crisis poses a threat to human health and current models of healthcare contribute to climate change and ecological destruction. Reducing the financial and environmental impact of services and improving their social value while ensuring a high standard of care is essential for making healthcare services sustainable. Using case studies, this course introduces the steps healthcare workers in nephrology can take to make their services greener and become leaders in sustainable transformation. 

  • Workshop: 1 November (Tue) 15.30-19.30 GMT
    • Self-study period opens: 11 October

£95 - £165 + VAT | Learn more

Carbon Footprinting for Healthcare

This carbon footprinting course will help health professionals, quality improvement leads and medical students to become carbon literate. You will gain an understanding of what a carbon footprint is, how it can be used in the NHS’s endeavour to go net zero and how it is measured.

  • Workshop: *FULLY BOOKED* 13 July (Wed) 8.00-12.00 BST
    • Self-study period opens: 22 June
    • Work-in-progress session: 6 December (Tues) 8.00-10.00 GMT
  • Workshop: 6 September (Tue) 8.00-12.00 BST
    • Self-study period opens: 16 August
    • Work-in-progress session: 6 December (Tues) 8.00-10.00 GMT
  • Workshop: 11 October (Tue) 12.00-16.00 BST
    • Self-study period opens: 20 September
    • Work-in-progress session: 6 December  (Tue) 8.00-10.00 GMT

£150 - £190 + VAT | Learn more

Sustainable Quality Improvement

This intensive course introduces health professionals and educators to the concept of ‘sustainable value’ and the ‘SusQI’ framework for integrating sustainability into quality improvement. 

  • Workshop: 27 June (Mon) 10.00-14.00 BST
    • Self-study period opens: 6 June
    • Work-in-progress workshop: 7 September (Wed) 14.00-16.00 BST
       
  • Workshop: 28 September (Wed) 9.00-13.00 BST
    • Self-study period opens:7 September
    • Work-in-progress workshop: 25 January (Wed) 15.00-17.00 GMT
  • Workshop: 17 November (Thur) 13.00-17.00 GMT
    • Self-study period opens: 27 October
    • Work-in-progress workshop: 25 January (Wed) 15.00-17.00 GMT

£150 - £190 + VAT | Learn more

Teaching Sustainable Quality Improvement

After completing the Sustainable Quality Improvement course, academic and clinical educators can join this mini-course to practice integrating sustainability concepts into mainstream quality improvement teaching.

  • *FULLY BOOKED* Workshop: 24 May (Tue) 13.00-17.00 BST
    • Self-study period opens: 3 May
    • Work-in-progress workshop: 4 October (Tue) 13.00-15.00 BST
       

£95+ VAT | Learn more

 

Board-level Net Zero Leadership Training

Sustainable transformation across an organisation requires leadership and engagement from board-level staff. This interactive training workshop, designed for groups of board-level leads and tailored to local requirements, focuses on the expectations for their role in the NHS Net Zero Plan, the unique characteristics of leadership for sustainability, and what they can do to inspire, lead and measure change.