Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
The NHS Forest is run by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) as the flagship project of its Green Space for Health programme.
CSH is a registered charity based in Oxford that develops knowledge and resources to support the NHS and other health systems to reach net zero carbon and wider sustainability. It engages healthcare professionals, patients and the wider community to understand the connections between health and environment and reduce healthcare’s resource footprint.
Founded by Rachel Stancliffe and Sir Muir Gray as The Campaign for Greener Healthcare, CSH is now one of the world’s foremost institutions for sustainable healthcare in research and practice. Our staff and trustees draw on experience in public health, clinical practice, environmental consultancy, research and policy to integrate sustainability into health system planning and professional practice. We work to bring people together across sectors and to provide strategic input and consultancy to national and local programmes.
CSH’s Sustainable Specialties Programme is designed to mainstream sustainability within clinical areas so that it is integral to the planning of health systems and the practice of healthcare professionals. This is supported by our work in education, carbon modelling of clinical care and Sustainability in Quality Improvement.