The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare hosts and supports a number of networks to enable communities of like-minded people to collaborate internationally on sustainability in their clinical specialty or area of interest.

Our Green Space for Health network is a space to highlight the latest research and resources, ask and answer questions, and share your own green space updates and experiences. This forum is designed for health professionals, estates and sustainability teams, educators, link workers, researchers, students and more, to connect and engage with others in this field.

Got a question? Download instructions on signing up, posting, and searching the networks here.

Green Space for Health Network feed

Request that your MP attend the CMO's Briefing on Climate Change on the 7th of February

By: Alice Clack

On Feb 7th there will be an MP briefing by the lead Chief Medical Officer on climate change. Dr Fiona Godlee has set this up with assistance from the Green Party.

HSJ webinar: Understanding staff absence in the NHS

By: Vicki Brown

Not all staff absence is inevitable. But reducing avoidable absence requires a much better understanding of the range of root causes, and a sensitive and appropriate response to them.

Nature's role in enhancing dementia care

By: Wendy Brewin

Hi,  

I work for the Sensory Trust, a charitable organisation that uses nature and nature-based resources to support people with long-term health conditions such as dementia, and their families, to enjoy physically, mentally and socially active lives.

Call for proposals: The Health and Social Care Committee's new inquiry into prevention

By: Vicki Brown

Prevention inquiry: call for proposals

The Health and Social Care Committee is launching a major new inquiry into prevention.

For the first stage of this inquiry, we want to hear from researchers, organisations and individuals interested in or working in preventative healthcare. This is your opportunity to get involved and suggest what specific issues we should be exploring.

New Hospital Programme: time for a new generation of Garden Hospitals?

By: Vicki Brown

The government’s New Hospital Programme represents a huge opportunity to transform the next generation of hospitals, with the potential to deliver buildings that go beyond meeting clinical requirements; to create settings that are both healing and therapeutic by design. One way to do this is by incorporating green, active and healthy spaces that can benefit the wider community, creating what has been described as ‘a garden hospital.’

Read Helen Crow’s guest post on the New Hospital Programme: https://nhsforest.org/blog/new-hospital-programme-new-generation-of-garden-hospitals/

Greener AHP – Online Networking Event

By: Ben Whittaker

This is our third quarterly Greener AHP networking event, where all Allied Health Professionals can get together to explore sustainable healthcare.  Greener AHP practice has the triple win of improving health, saving money and preserving the planet. Find out more at the Greener AHP Hub

Launch of Green Health Routes video- a community green prescribing project

By: Andriele Madison

The NHS Forest’s Green Health Routes project has recently launched a video showcasing community green prescribing. The project works with Oxford GP surgeries to offer participants with support for being active and spending time in green space.  Interested in green prescribing?

 Click here to see the video!

 

 

 

How would you like a re-located Chelsea Garden?

By: Valerie Chiltonsmith

If we (The Healing Trust) are sucessful in our bid to host a garden at RHS Chelsea in May 2024, we’ll need somewhere to re-locate it. Would you like it?