Who we are
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is an independent charity and leading voice in the efforts to incorporate the values of environmental sustainability into the health sector. It has a particular focus on engaging those in the front line of patient care and promoting the concept of sustainable clinical practice.
Our aim is to bring sustainability and healthcare together. We want to show the world that the healthcare sector can and should be be sustainable, and that by adopting greener clinical practices the entire industry can have a bigger, better impact on patients as well as the planet.
With the UK healthcare industry currently tackling new measures like the Greener NHS Programme and already struggling to meet Net Zero by 2040 targets, the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare aims to empower everyone, from clinicians and scientists to patients and the general public, with the knowledge, skills and tools to play their part in the transformation to sustainable healthcare.
All people in the health system are able to shape and deliver sustainable healthcare which supports our communities and our natural world.
To inspire and empower people with the knowledge, skills and tools to play their part in the transformation to sustainable healthcare.
What we do
Founded by Rachel Stancliffe and Sir Muir Gray in 2008, CSH has become one of the worlds foremost institutions in the field of sustainable healthcare and is a significant thought leader in changing clincal best practice. Led by a team of highly respected experts in public health, clinical practice and environmental consultancy, the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare continues to work toward bringing the health and sustainability sectors together to build a better, greener future.
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare offers strategic services and consultancy on sustainable healthcare with the primary aim of bringing sustainable practices into the mainstream of clinical practice and quality improvement. The clinical side of CSH is supported by its work in medical education and carbon modelling within healthcare, and its green space projects include the NHS Forests.