Education about the links between climate change, sustainability, health and healthcare in medical training is rare. This project of collaborative curriculum development enlisted medical students, academics and practitioners to explore and articulate priority learning outcomes and develop educational materials for sustainability in healthcare to use in medical schools across the UK and abroad.
We have received a fantastic number of case studies from the UK, Europe and beyond for presentation at the conference on Pathways to Sustainable Healthcare coming up in September. We will post more details on the website closer to the conference. Meanwhile see www.cleanmedeurope.org/programme for updates on the main programme.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming many of you in person over the 3 days of workshops, plenaries, expert sessions and networking.
The Public Health England Annual Conference 2013 will bring together PH professionals from local authorities, NHS, Public Health England and partner organisations who are working to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities. The conference will provide an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and learn about the latest developments in public health research and practice.
This is an interview with Sarah Dandy, coordinator of the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare's NHS Forest scheme, by Izzy Braithwaite, Healthy Planet UK. She explains a bit about how the NHS Forest scheme works, how NHS Trusts can be involved, and the many other benefits of it beyond carbon reduction.
The interview was published on 28th March 2013, by Healthy Planet UK as part of the NHS Sustainability Day interview series.