Courses

Our training courses are based on 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 and estates managers, the courses prepare you to implement sustainability projects in your workplace, conduct research and contribute to your organisation’s Green Plan (England), Decarbonisation Plan (Wales) or Sustainabilty Strategy (Scotland).  All Foundation-level courses, from Introduction to Sustainable Healthcare to the specialty-specific courses, offer an introductory overview of the field with help planning a project.  All Technical courses build skills for planning and measuring projects.

Foundation Courses

Introduction to Sustainable Healthcare
Sustainable Primary Care
Sustainable Mental Healthcare
Sustainable Dentistry
Sustainable Respiratory Care 
Sustainable Anaesthetics
Sustainable Kidney Care
Sustainable Child Health
Public Health Leadership for Sustainability
Green Space and Health
Sustainable Procurement

Technical Courses

Carbon Footprinting for Healthcare 
Sustainability in Quality Improvement (requires QI knowledge)
Teaching Sustainable Quality Improvement (requires teaching/training experience and SusQI knowledge)

"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!)"

Unable to attend your workshop? We can offer you a later workshop date at no charge, just let us know in advance. 

Need to cancel? Full refunds can be offered up to 4 weeks before the workshop date (admin fee of £30). 

Courses

Introduction to Sustainable Healthcare

This foundation course offers an overview of the complex relationship between human health  and the climate and ecological crises. We outline the ways in which the health system is both vulnerable to and contributing to climate change and ecological degradation, then explores (with case studies as examples) what a sustainable healthcare system could look like. We consider what the wider benefits might be and how can we achieve this. 

Please select one date:

  • Workshop: Wednesday 26 June 2024 [13.00-17.00 BST]
    • Self-study period opens: 29 May 2024
       
  • Workshop: Thursday 18 July 2024 [9.00-13.00BST]
    • Self-study period opens: 20 June
       
  • Workshop: Wednesday 25 September 2024 [9.00-13.00 BST]
    • Self-study period opens: 28 August
       
  • Workshop: Tuesday 8 October 2024 [13.00-17.00BST]
    • Self-study period opens: 10 September
       
  • Workshop: Thursday 21 November 2024 [13.00-17.00 GMT]
    • Self-study period opens: 24 October
       
  • Workshop: Thursday 5 December 2024 [13.00-17.00 GMT]
    • Self-study period opens: 7 November
       

£100 - £250 + VAT | Learn more

Sustainable Primary Care

 The course is intended as an overview of the field for primary care staff at any level who are new to sustainable healthcare. The training will help you to understand why sustainability matters, then help you to ‘green’ your practice using case studies from primary care, and offering tips and tricks for implementing sustainability improvements. The foundation courses also lay the groundwork for developing your skills further in the technical courses.

Please select one date:

  • Workshop: Tuesday 21 May 2024 [9.00-13.00 BST]
    • Self-study period opens: 23 April 2024
       
  • Workshop: Thursday 3 October 2024 [9.00-13.00 BST]
    • Self-study period opens: 5 September 2024
       

£100 - £250 + VAT | Learn more

Sustainable Mental Healthcare

Developed in collaboration with the Royal College of Psychiatry Planetary Health and Sustainability Committee, this short 3-part foundation course brings together people from across mental health and social care to develop social, environmental and financial sustainability in mental health services.  

The course is intended as an overview of the field for staff at any level who are new to sustainable mental healthcare.  The training will help you to understand why sustainability matters, then using case studies from the NHS as examples, you will gain the basic tools to implement sustainability projects in your area. The foundation courses also lay the groundwork for developing your skills further in the technical courses.

Please select one date:

  • Workshop: Tuesday 8 October 2024 [13.00-17.00 BST]
    • Self-study period opens: 10 September 2024
       

£100 - £250 + 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 would sustainable dentistry look like? What might the wider benefits be and how can we achieve this? The course also highlights the leadership role dental staff can play in providing care for all within planetary boundaries. 

Please select one date:

  • Workshop: Thursday 18 July 2024 [9.00-13.00 BST]
    • Self-study period opens: 20 June
       

£100 - £250 + 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.

Please select one date:

  • Workshop: Wednesday 25 September 2024 [9.00-13.00 BST]
    • Self study opens: 28 July 2024

£100 - £250 + 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.

Please select one date:

  • Workshop: Wednesday 26 June 2024 [13.00-17.00 BST]
    • Self-study period opens: 29 May 2024
       
  • Workshop: Thursday 21 November 2024 [13.00-17.00 GMT]
    • Self-study period opens: 24 October 2024

£100 - £250 + 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. 

Please select one date:

  • Workshop: Thursday 5 December [13.00-17.00 GMT]
    • Self-study period opens: 7 November 2024

£100 - £250 + VAT | Learn more

Sustainable Child Health

This foundation course will explore the impacts of climate change on the health and wellbeing of children, on the running of services and considers how services may be contributing to the problem. We will outline a comprehensive vision of a system of care and an education plan that will maximise children’s opportunities to thrive and also allows the ecosystems which support them to flourish. Participants are invited to consider how the principles of sustainability can be applied in their settings, using a mix of theory and case examples. The workshop and ongoing support through the cafes will then support participants to develop and implement sustainability projects.

Please select one date:

  • Workshop: Wednesday 6 November 2024 [9.00-13.00 GMT]
    • Self study period opens: 9 October 2024

£100 - £250 + VAT | Learn more

Sustainable Procurement

This interactive course highlights the leadership role procurement staff can play in the transformation towards a net zero health system. The course provides an overview of the relationship between procurement of goods, the health sector and the climate and ecological crises. How is procurement both vulnerable to and contributing to climate change and ecological degradation? What would sustainable procurement of goods look like? Using a practical workshop approach the course explores the steps which procurement staff can take to become leaders in sustainable transformation. 

Please select one date:

  • Workshop: Thursday 28 November 2024 [9.00-13.00 GMT]
    • Self study period opens: 31 October 2024

£100 - £250 + 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?

Please select one date:

  • Workshop: Wednesday 11 December 2024 [9.00-13.00 GMT]
    • Self-study period opens: 13 November 2024

£100 - £250 + 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.  

Please select one date:

  • Workshop: Wednesday 19 June 2024 [13.00-17.00 BST]
    • Self study period opens: 22 May 2024

£100 - £250 + VAT |  Learn more

Carbon Footprinting for Healthcare

This carbon footprinting course is for health professionals and quality improvement leads. It offers an understanding of what a carbon footprint is, how it can be used in the health sector's endeavour to go net zero and how it is measured.

Please choose one date:

  • *FULLY BOOKED* Workshop: Tuesday 18 June 2024 [8.00-12.00 BST]​
    • Self-study period opens: 21 May 2024
       
  • Workshop: Tuesday 16 July 2024 [9.00-13.00 BST]​
    • Self-study period opens: 18 June 2024
       
  • Workshop: Tuesday 24 September 2024 [8.00-12.00 BST]​
    • Self-study period opens: 27 August 2024
       
  • Workshop: Wednesday 2 October 2024 [8.00-12.00 BST]​
    • Self-study period opens: 4 September 2024
       
  • Workshop: Thursday 7 November 2024 [9.00-13.00 GMT]​
    • Self-study period opens: 10 October 2024

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£150 - £350 + VAT | Learn more

Sustainability in 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: Thursday 20 June 2024 [13.00-17.00 BST]
    • Self-study period opens: 23 May 2024
       
  • Workshop: Wednesday 10 July 2024 [9.00-13.00 BST]
    • Self-study period opens: 12 June 2024
       
  • Workshop: Thursday 26 September 2024 [13.00-17.00 BST]
    • Self-study period opens: 29 August 2024
       
  • Workshop: Wednesday 16 October 2024 [13.00-17.00 BST]
    • Self-study period opens: 18 September 2024
       
  • Workshop: Wednesday 20 November 2024 [9.00-13.00 GMT]
    • Self-study period opens: 23 October 2024
       
  • Workshop: Wednesday 4 December 2024 [13.00-17.00 GMT]
    • Self-study period opens: 6 November 2024

 

£150 - £350 + VAT | Learn more

Teaching Sustainability in Quality Improvement

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

Please select one date:

  • Workshop: Thursday 18 July 2024 [14.00-16.30 BST]  
    • Self-study period opens: 20 June
       
  • Workshop: Thursday 3 October 2024 [14.00-16.30 BST]  
    • Self-study period opens: 5 September

£100+ VAT | Learn more

 

Net Zero Leadership Training for Boards

Sustainable transformation across an organisation requires leadership and engagement from board-level staff. This interactive 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.