The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare has been running Green Team Competitions since 2019. Last year, participating organisations saved an average of 56 Tonnes of CO2e and £59,000 per year, while empowering staff to implement positive changes through engagement in our Green Team mentoring programme. And it doesn't stop there! Green Team Competitions empower healthcare organisations to bring sustainability and healthcare together, improve clinical outcomes, and reduce organisational costs. They are a springboard to award nominations and national recognition for making the NHS greener.
Nurses are part of a community of individuals who are committed to promoting health and well-being. As the largest part of the health and care workforce, nurses are well-positioned to speak out on and educate their patients about the relationships between climate change and health. This month, we are delighted to shine the light on Sustainable Nursing with the latest news and projects in the field.
This is an exciting senior role for an environmentally committed educator. You will lead our experienced Education Team, provide strategical oversight and management of several workforce training services and mass education initiatives, produce learning resources in a range of formats, and help expand the Programme’s work nationally and internationally.
In a series of articles for the Nursing Times, Angela Hayes, a clinical nurse specialist in supportive and palliative care at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, discusses the practical steps nurses can take to address the climate crisis in their daily practice. In her second paper, she discusses the benefits of holding a Green Team Competition to encourage sustainable changes to working practice.
This is an exciting senior role for an environmentally committed manager. You will apply your knowledge and experience to steer powerful and effective communication campaigns, intended to engage a wide range of audiences within the health sector. This position sits within our core team and is instrumental in ensuring the alignment of our communication strategy with the broader organisational strategy of CSH.
Today's morning session at CleanMed Europe was centered around the protection of water systems and the looming threat of plastic pollution, in awareness of World Ocean Day. Rachael Ward, Networks Coordinator at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, attended the session led by speakers, Dr. Richard Hixson and Dr. Georgina Sowman of Healthcare Ocean, Courtney Howard of Global Climate and Health Alliance, and Sharon Pfleger of NHS Highland.