Green Training For Practices

Information and background

Green Training For Practices

The scientific evidence is unequivocal: the climate crisis is a health emergency. 

Climate change and air pollution poses a major threat to our health now and for future generations. Air pollution is the greatest environmental threat to health, responsible for 1 in 20 deaths in the UK. By reducing harmful carbon emissions, we will improve health and save lives.

That’s why the NHS became the world’s first health system to commit to reaching net zero carbon. 

With the support of NHS staff and patients, partners and suppliers, academics and experts, a practical plan was developed to achieve this goal.

  • By 2040 we will reduce the emissions we control to net zero, saving lives and improving the world we live in. 
  • By 2045 we will reduce the emissions we can influence to net zero. These are the emissions that are related to the goods and services we buy from our partners and suppliers. 

The training courses, webinars and resources listed below will help you to identify areas within your work, both clinical and non-clinical, where changes can be made to better support environmental and social sustainability.

10 Point Green Plan for Practices – Created by the Cheshire CCG, the 10 point green plan has been released for practices to help reduce their environmental impact. 

 

Educational Sessions

Humber, Coast & Vale HCP hosted a series of hour-long educational sessions about various aspects of climate change and healthcare, and they are available to watch on YouTube here.

A new series of webinars for 2022 are on their way, with the first being held on 13th May.