New Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare elearning is available - elearning for healthcare
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New Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare elearning is available

Rachel Gowland, 17 May 2021
Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) partnered with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare to develop elearning resources designed to support the healthcare workforce with knowledge and skills in delivering healthcare for financial, social and environmental sustainability.

NHS England has committed to reducing its direct emissions to ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2040, with most of the reduction by 2030. There are similar initiatives underway in Wales and Scotland.

About the elearning

This elearning programme includes 3 elearning sessions.

  1. Building a Net Zero NHS describes the climate and ecological emergency, why it matters for health, and how healthcare contributes to it. It includes case studies of sustainable practices across all health professions.
  2. Sustainable Dentistry and Measuring Carbon in Healthcare describes the relationship between climate change and health and the application of sustainability principles in the dental setting.
  3. Environmentally Sustainable Anaesthetic Practice raises awareness of the environmental impact of healthcare and ways to use healthcare resources efficiently for healthcare professionals working within the operating theatre.

The sessions take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Certificates are available to download on completion of the sessions in each resource.

More information

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare develops methods to reduce healthcare costs and carbon emissions, while improving care quality and staff wellbeing. Learn more by accessing the website.

To read the delivering a Net Zero NHS report, please visit the Greener NHS website.

Accessing the elearning

To register for this elearning module or for more information, please visit the programme page.

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