CSH awarded funding by SBRI Healthcare's 'Delivering a net zero NHS: Clinical Innovation'

Sunday, 5 March, 2023

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) is pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding for phase 1 of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) healthcare's 'Delivering a net zero NHS: Clinical Innovation Competition'. The funding will support the development of the innovative SusQI Academy and Green Ward Competition services, which train and support clinicians to measure the health outcomes of a service against its environmental, social, and economic costs.

Catherine Richards, SusQI Programme Lead at CSH, said:

"We are delighted to receive funding for the SusQI Academy and Green Ward Competition services. This funding will help us take our work to the next level and make a real difference in the lives of patients and healthcare professionals."

The Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC), through SBRI Healthcare, awarded £6 million to 18 innovations that aim to improve patient care and save money while also making the NHS greener. As one of the 18 projects awarded funding, CSH's project will focus on capacity building within the team, IT platform infrastructure, market understanding, and the development of the business plan. The SusQI Academy and Green Ward Competition services aim to upskill more clinicians to use SusQI, influence clinical pathways, and reduce the impacts of clinical decisions.

Kathy Scott, the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive at Yorkshire and Humber AHSN and Chair for the AHSN Network Environmental Sustainability Community of Interest, emphasised the importance of sustainability in healthcare innovations. "The climate emergency is also a healthcare emergency. To work with the NHS, it's crucial that innovators put sustainability at the heart of their innovations."