CSH Sustainability School

Autumn Sustainability School, 1-2 October 2019:  Join our small group training on specific aspects of sustainability, health and healthcare, in Oxford (Jam Factory, OX1 1HU). The two 1-day training courses are for health professionals, educators, students, sustainability and estates managers and others interested in this area. You can attend either 1 day or both. Registration is now open! For any enquiries or if you have problems paying the training course fee, please contact us

"A really great two days which were informative, practical and discursive as well as providing lots of opportunity to hear from and connect with other likeminded and sustainability oriented healthcare professionals, highly recommended"

1-day Training course: leadership skills for sustainability and health

FPH has accredited this activity for up to 5 CPD credits.

An interactive one-day course for public health, other health professionals, trainees and healthcare sustainability managers to develop leadership skills for environmental sustainability within and outside the health and care sector. 

Drawing on real-life examples, the course will include how health professionals can work with partners to incorporate environmental sustainability into public health programmes, healthcare facilities management and clinical care pathways. Intensive, small-group exercises will develop confidence and provide the opportunity to hone leadership skills.

"I would highly recommend the CSH Sustainability School courses. Attending 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!)"

1-day Training course: Sustainability in quality improvement

RCP has now accredited this activity for up to 5 CPD credits.

An intensive one-day course to introduce health professionals and educators to the concept of ‘sustainable value’ and the ‘SusQI’ framework for integrating sustainability into quality improvement. Learning from real examples, participants will explore in depth how the framework can be applied in practice to develop preventative, holistic, lean, low carbon care.

SusQI course feb 2019: “ I throughly enjoyed this study day & would recommend as a must to others! The most holistic approach to QI that I have come across and great to spend the day surrounded by enthusiastic, like-minded individuals. Thank you.” Fiona Brennan

"The organisers managed to balance giving us clear, stark information about the risk to human health from climate degradation with constructive and optimistic ideas and strategies about how as clinicians we can positively influence the future direction of the NHS.

There were presentations of projects that have successfully reduced the carbon footprint of clinical pathways. It was refreshing to hear how using CSH’s 4 key principles of sustainable healthcare offers a robust way of integrating important priorities (i.e. impact on communities and the natural world) alongside financial ones, into NHS quality improvement frameworks. Alongside the structured presentations there were multiple opportunities for discussion, networking and socialising outside of the time-tabled sessions.  It was valuable for me to spend time with other people who are dealing with this and who are deciding how they are going to respond."

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