Embedding Sustainability into Quality Improvement: a two-part shared learning forum

Embedding environmental and social sustainability into quality improvement education, training and practice can support healthcare professionals in contributing to the NHS's commitment to a Net Zero health system. The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare's 'SusQI' framework provides a practical tool for reducing healthcare's negative environmental impact while maximizing social value at every opportunity.

Join us and our inspiring panelists for a two-part shared learning forum on embedding sustainability into quality improvement education, training, and practice.

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Part I: Embedding sustainability into healthcare education; lessons learned from practice

This event highlighted the lessons learned from the SusQI Education Project, touching on newly published research findings. Our panel members explored the strategies taken to embed SusQI into QI education, the impact it has on learners, and how we are navigating the further spread of SusQI through the Beacon Site Programme and SusQI Academy.  

Panel members:

  • Dr Heather Baid, University of Brighton: embedding SusQI into nursing postgraduate education 
  • Dr Florence Wedmore, Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University London: teaching SusQI to medical students 
  • Dr Kay Leedham-Green, Imperial College London Medical Education Research Unit: lessons learned from a multisite, multiprofessionals evaluation study of SusQI 

Part II: Embedding sustainability into QI training and practice within NHS Trusts; barriers and strategies

  • Date: 9th June 2022
  • Time: 12:00-13:30 GMT
  • Location: Zoom

NHS trusts and boards can integrate the SusQI framework as a way to meet the workforce development demands of NHS decarbonisation targets, and to set strategic goals which drive practical, systemic changes towards sustainability. During this event, we will hear from pioneering NHS trusts who are already on their way to transforming their QI training and practice by embedding sustainability. You will have the opportunity to hear about the support offered through the SusQI Education project at CSH , including the Beacon Site Programme, SusQI Academy and Green Ward Competition


  • 12:00 – Welcome & introduction to SusQI in healthcare delivery organisations 
  • 12:10 – Panel Interviews 
    • Stuart Lane, Sustainability and Carbon Manager,University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust 
    • Katy Morris, Associate Director of Continuous Improvement and Sustainability, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 
    • Final panel speaker tbc 
  • 12:55 – Panel Q&A session 
  • 13:30 – Close 

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This project is funded through Q, by the Health Foundation and NHS England and NHS Improvement. You can view more topics of the connecting q locally series, here.