Greener Care Special Interest Group

Formerly IHM Carbon Reduction Group

The Greener Care Group started in 2019 in response to The Government’s ‘Net Zero Emissions’ Law. The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare agreed to work in partnership with the IHM to form a ‘Carbon Reduction Group’. Members were recruited via external adverts, asking for interested parties to get in touch. There was a good and diverse response, resulting in 21 members to date.

The group aims to:

  • Help IHM members to feel they can tell us about their initiatives.
  • Help those who don’t know they can contribute.
  • Help implement IHM member initiatives.
  • Encourage IHM members to send us information or contact us regarding carbon reduction and sustainability.

Watch The First IHM CARBON REDUCTION GROUP WEBINAR: 

with Kim Croasdale & Rachel Stancliffe

Kim Croasdale works for the NHS Regions and Networks Sustainable Development Unit; and Rachel Stancliffe is the founder and director of the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. Both are members of the IHM Carbon Reduction Group. Click here to watch.

Resources

A Greener NHS and Social Care Campaign

Climate change poses a major threat to our health as well as our planet. The environment is changing, that change is accelerating, and this has direct and immediate consequences for our patients, the public and the NHS.

To support the ‘For a greener NHS’ programme we have partnered with The Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff, and have launched a campaign page; a place where we can share innovations and solutions that are being used within health and social care, sharing ideas on how to reduce the impact on public health and the environment, save money and – eventually – go net carbon zero.

NHS England’s Green website

Many highly skilled and passionate staff are working across the NHS to deliver projects that benefit the environment and improve health. You can read more about these projects and case studies here

If you would like to get in touch with your carbon reduction initiatives, so that we can help you implement them, please contact us here.