Our mission is to inspire, engage and empower decision-makers, staff, patients, and caregivers to reduce the carbon footprint of healthcare. Guided by the four principles of sustainable clinical practice, our programmes equip healthcare professionals and organisations with methods and metrics for sustainable models of care.
The SusQI Education Project
The Sustainability in Quality Improvement (SusQI) Education project was created by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare to provide health professionals with the tools they need to innovate for a more environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable health system. The project is funded and supported by:
Health Education England
Health Education England works to deliver and reform education to produce the best possible future workforce; to transform the current workforce to meet tomorrow's health and care needs.
The Health Foundation
The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.
Kings College London
King's College London is an internationally renowned university delivering education and world-leading research. They are dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society.
The NHS Forest
The NHS Forest is an alliance of health sites working to transform their green space to realise its full potential for health, wellbeing and biodiversity. A number of companies and organisations support the work of the NHS Forest, through partnerships, funding, tree donations and pro-bono support.
RSK is a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business. They have announced a new multi-year sponsorship agreement with CSH which involves an annual financial donation and strategic pro bono work to support the NHS Forest and our Nature Recovery Rangers. They will be leveraging their expertise and experience, particularly around nature-based solutions, to provide advice and consultancy to guide and support CSH’s strategic work, as well as match funding our Trees Call to Action Fund grant by sponsoring trees for the NHS Forest.
Trees Call to Action Fund
We have been awarded funding from the Government’s Trees Call to Action Fund for our Green Space for Health programme. This will enable us to plant 21,000 trees over three years. It will also allow us to offer site-specific ecological advice to 15 healthcare sites, and support NHS sites in expanding, enhancing and conserving woodlands and making wider green space improvements to increase the social and ecological value of NHS grounds. The Trees Call to Action Fund was developed by Defra in partnership with the Forestry Commission and is being delivered by the Heritage Fund.
RSK is generously match funding our Trees Call to Action Fund grant by sponsoring trees for the NHS Forest.
DSSR Consulting Engineers
We are delighted that DSSR Consulting Engineers have committed to an annual donation of 500 trees for the NHS Forest. DSSR is a forward-thinking, award-winning firm of consulting engineers specialising in all aspects of building services and sustainability. As an organisation they have a vast portfolio of completed healthcare projects. With a unique understanding of the sector, they are always looking to meet the needs of our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries.
IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We are thrilled that they will be sponsoring 2,000 trees for the NHS Forest in 2022-23. In addition, they will donate five extra trees per month until March 2023 as part of their employee recognition scheme, ‘Treemendous’.
We’d like to thank Water Plus, the UK’s largest B2B water retailer, for sponsoring NHS Forest trees for the 2022-23 planting season. They have chosen to donate these trees to healthcare sites in England and Scotland as they work with organisations including the NHS, and wish to support the environment and communities.
Assura’s 600+ primary care buildings across the country are home to GP practices and a huge range of other NHS services. Assura is sponsoring one tree in the NHS Forest for every one of its sites, as part of its sustainability work.
Alcon is the global leader in eye care, dedicated to helping people see brilliantly. With a 70-plus-year heritage, they are the largest eye care device company in the world. Alcon is sponsoring one tree in the NHS Forest for every one of its UK&IRE associates.
Tula Energy compares live wholesale gas and electricity rates, using a mix of strategic partnerships, live market platforms and tools to help businesses stay ahead of the curve with their energy pricing. We’d like to thank Tula Energy for their sponsorship of 100 trees for the NHS Forest 2023 – 2024 planting season along with their commitment to sponsor an additional tree for every commercial gas or electricity contract they broker between May 2023 and April 2024.
Leading oral health brand, TePe, has signed an agreement with CSH which will see trees donated to NHS Forest sites throughout the 2023-24 planting season. The sponsorship is part of TePe’s commitment to building a more sustainable future. TePe recognises that promoting accessible green space within healthcare sites has the potential to have wide reaching impacts on the physical and mental wellbeing of individuals and enhancement of local ecosystems.
Net Zero Leadership programme
During 2023, CSH is working with NHS North East London to deliver a Net Zero Leadership programme, combining training in carbon literacy and sustainable QI. NHS North East London serves over two million people across eight local authority areas: Barking & Dagenham, City of London, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. They work with their partners and patients to improve health and care outcomes for local people.
Charity of the year support
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has named the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare one of its CARE charities of the year for the years 2021 and 2022. Throughout 2021, ten CARE Charity Challenges were held, with the Land's End to John O'Groats cycle serving as the organization's largest challenge of the year.
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