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. 

Funding for our work is entirely provided by core sponsorship and project-focused support. If you would like to support us, please get in touch with us by email.  

Project Supporters 

susqi logoThe 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: 

HEE logoHealth 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. 

health foundationThe 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 logoKings 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.  


GSC logoGreen Surgery Challenge 2021 

The Green Surgery Challenge is an adaptation for clinical specialties of the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’s flagship programme, the Green Ward Competition (an award-winning clinical leadership and engagement programme to improve the environmental sustainability of healthcare). The Green Surgery Challenge was supported by:

NIHRNIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative

The NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative is creating the premier national network for improving surgical care through technological innovation. 

elemental Elemental Healthcare 

Elemental Healthcare seeks to bring high quality products at cost effective prices to the NHS and the UK Private hospital sector. 

RCSRoyal College of Surgeons England 

The Royal College of Surgeons of England provides world-class education, assessment and development to 30,000 members.

RCSedRoyal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 

Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh has just under 30,000 members in 100 countries. Their high quality education and examinations ensure that standards are upheld across all specialities.


The AHSN Network connects NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry, facilitating change across whole health and social care economies.

vanguardVanguard Medical Remanufacturing 

Vanguard AG is a European medical remanufacturing company based in Berlin. They enable the circular economy for innovative medical products. 

bowaBowa Medical UK 

Bowa Medical UK is the leading innovator of ultrasonic products for medical applications with an extensive design, development and manufacturing operation. 


Connecting Q Locally 2020-2022 

Connecting Q Locally is a series of four virtual events that address ‘hot topics’ in sustainable healthcare.  The events allow debate and discussion and a meeting place for all those interested in sustainable healthcare, especially those in the Q sustainable special interest group who will have the further opportunity to participate in further curated discussions on the Q community online platform. 

Q logo

Q is an initiative connecting people, who have improvement expertise, across the UK and Ireland.  

health foundationThe Health Foundation 

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. 

NHS improvementNHS Improvement 

NHS Improvement supports foundation trusts and NHS trusts to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care.


NHS forestThe 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.

Core 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 its expertise and experience, particularly around nature-based solutions, to provide advice and consultancy to guide and support CSH’s strategic work. 

The Green Recovery Challenge Fund

CSH has been awarded funding from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund, for our Green Space for Health programme, including 10,000 trees for NHS sites, support for our site-based Nature Recovery Rangers and for outdoor wellbeing sessions for health staff. The Green Recovery Challenge Fund was developed by Defra and its Arm’s-Length Bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission. 

Tree sponsorship 

great outdoor companyGreat Outdoor Gym Company

The Great Outdoor Gym Company create inclusive, free fitness spaces in parks so that everyone can benefit from physical activity. TGO have sponsored more than 4,000 NHS Forest trees and pledged a further 300. 


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. 


Charity of the year support

fisher and paykelFisher & 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. 


The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare and its Board of Trustees are committed to ensuring that fundraising activities are carried out in an ethical manner. You can access our ethical fundraising policy here