Short courses in sustainability, health and healthcare

Designed for health professionals, educators, students, and sustainability / estates managers, our training courses are based on a mix of core concepts, case studies, and the sharing of interdisciplinary perspectives and experiences.   We recommend starting with Introduction to Sustainable Healthcare and then continuing further with our advanced courses.  If you have some background knowledge, you are welcome to join the advanced courses directly. 

Part I. Self-study:  Two weeks before the workshop begins we will send you a link with access to a 4-hour interactive package with video case studies. After working through the materials in your own time, you are invited to identify a sustainability topic in your setting that you might like to learn more about.

Part II. Workshop: This 4-hour small group workshop is facilitated by expert instructors and conducted over a video conferencing platform. Workshop timetables are available on each of the individual course pages (see menu at right).

Part III. Work-in-progress presentations (optional, for advanced courses only): A few months after the workshop you will have an opportunity to share your work and receive further input from peers and instructors.

"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 a course with peace of mind: We realise that healthcare workers may have to change their plans at short notice over the next few months. If you book a course and are then unable to attend a workshop due to work pressures, we can offer you a workshop at a later date for no charge.

 

Courses

Introduction to Sustainable Healthcare

This course is an overview of the relationship between the health sector and the climate and ecological crises. How does the health system contribute to climate change? How can clinical practices become sustainable?

  • Wednesday  3 March, 8 am - 12 noon 
  • Friday 23 April, 8 am -12 noon pm NZST (22 April, 9pm - 1am BST) - for the Australian and New Zealand context
  • Tuesday 11 May ,  2 pm - 6 pm  

£120 + VAT | Book here

Green Space and Health

Research has shown that green space contributes to physical and mental wellbeing and offers therapeutic benefits for recovery from illness. This course explores the evidence and illustrates how you can integrate these into your own practice.

  • Tuesday 27 April 2021, 10am - 2pm

£165 + VAT |  Book here

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 endeavor to go net zero and how it is measured.

  • Thursday 11 February, 1pm – 5pm  
  • Wednesday 9 June, 10am – 2pm   

 £165 + VAT | Book here

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. 

  • Wednesday 24 February, 10 am - 2 pm  
  • Monday 26 April, 1 pm - 5 pm 
  • Wednesday 7 July,  10 am -2 pm 

£165 + VAT | Book here

Teaching Sustainable Quality Improvement

This short course uses the ‘SusQI’ framework, to help health professions educators and students to integrate sustainability concepts into mainstream quality improvement teaching.

  • Wednesday 31 March, 1.30-5.30pm 
  • Wednesday 12 May, 1.00-5.00pm

£120 + VAT (£50 discount for educators) | Book here

Public Health Leadership for Sustainability

This interactive 8-hour course helps public health professionals to develop leadership skills for environmental sustainability within and outside the health and care sector.

  • Friday 30 April , 9am-1pm 

£120 + VAT | Book here

Sustainable Dentistry

Dentistry contributes to planetary harm through the products we buy, the waste we produce, and the way patients access our services. This course explores the evidence on harm and ways of reducing it, and prepares dental teams to become more sustainable healthcare providers. 

  • Tuesday 20 April, 1pm - 5pm 

£165 + VAT |  Book here