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Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare is our responsibility

Posted on: November 1st, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare developed an elearning resource for everyone in the healthcare workforce. The resource was designed to help learners feel confident in delivering healthcare for financial, social and environmental sustainability.

Learners from different healthcare backgrounds noted that the resource is a “really good, simple breakdown of key themes” and helps raise awareness “of the environmental impact of their occupation and realise that there are things we can do to change this”.

About the elearning programme

This elearning programme includes 3 elearning sessions which each take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

1. Building a Net Zero NHS is applicable to all healthcare professions.

2. Sustainable Dentistry and Measuring Carbon in Healthcare is applicable to the dental setting.

3. Environmentally Sustainable Anaesthetic Practice is applicable to healthcare professionals working within the operating theatre.

Certificates are available to download on completion of each session.

Accessing the elearning

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

New Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare elearning is available

Posted on: May 17th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

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.

elfh is a Health Education England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies