Welcome to our group!
Our focus is to help IHSCM members to feel they can tell us about their carbon reduction and sustainability initiatives and help implement these initiatives. Our group also aim to help organisations reach Net Zero Emissions, welcoming new members to the group and networking opportunities.
Elaine Mead (Executive Director of Improvement, Care and Compassion, IC&C) Chair of Greener Care SIG
The Greener Care SIG highlights environmental sustainability and carbon reduction best practice. It has a large and lively membership with regular events and meetings.
If you would like to get in touch with your carbon reduction initiatives, so that we can help you implement them, please get in touch.
Centre for Sustainable Healthcare resources:
Join the Greener NHS Community:
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) offers a wide range of information, education and networking opportunities for sustainable healthcare and improvement, below is a link to the CSH website which explains what we do and resources available:
Below is a link to the SusQI website which offers a range of resources for those undertaking a sustainable QI project and to support those who teach QI and want to embed sustainability principles into your teaching.
There are a range of open resources on the site, including a step-by-step guide to running a sustainability focused QI project
Below is a link to information about our SusQI academy which provides bespoke support to individuals or organisations to embed sustainability into their QI education, training and practice by training key staff to become SusQI leads. It is available to those working within health professions education and/or in quality improvement, service transformation and health service delivery.
Link to information about the Green Ward competition, which includes links to case study reports
And a link to the CSH networks, where there are a range of professional and speciality specific networks and a searchable resource library
The Greener NHS Community is for anyone in the NHS who is passionate and enthusiastic about contributing to a net zero NHS and wants to do more.
Greener NHS Community members will spread the word about a Greener NHS, build anticipation about big events and moments, help engage with other people locally and share their views and insights to inform national and regional plans.
Being a Greener NHS Community member shows that you support the pioneering work of the NHS to become the world’s first net zero health system.
The Academy of Fabulous Stuff Campaign:
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. This page will bring together a growing library of ideas and solutions to help you with your carbon footprint.
Breaking the Mould for Joined-Up Sustainable Care:
We held our 3rd Annual Greener Care Conference online on Wednesday 10th May. We heard from IHSCM members who are making a difference through sustainable innovation to improve patient care, reduce carbon across health and social care, and showcasing best practice solutions for greener care. Members, and our Operations Manager, also recently joined a panel on Breaking the Mould for Joined-Up Sustainable Care recently at the Health Plus Care Show. You can read an article about their top-tips and discussion points here: