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 and 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 staff, educators, link workers, academics, students, service users 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.

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Read the NHS Forest's September newsletter

By: Vicki Brown

Our NHS Forest update went out today, with the latest news on our conference and awards, our tree planting offer and a warm welcome to our three new Nature Recovery Rangers. We’ve also shared resources on creating therapeutic gardens, staff garden areas, green health routes, thriving meadows and more.

If you’ve not yet subscribed to our newsletter, you can read it here: https://bit.ly/3LLro1r

Calling healthcare workers to organise a cycle ride for the climate

By: Tom Clark

“The healthcare providers who protect our children’s present are riding to protect their future”


Healthcare providers are joining a global campaign to take action and work collaboratively to protect children from the disastrous effects of climate change. The Ride for their Lives campaign is a growing movement of healthcare providers from around the world who are concerned about the climate crisis and who want to inspire action in their institutions and beyond.

Air Pollution Education

By: Sarah Walpole

On October 4th 2022, the “Every Breath You Treat” online conference will bring together (virtually) more than a dozen experts from academia and medicine to share cutting-edge research and insight exploring the effects of air pollution throughout the life course. There will also be the opportunity to get questions answered live by any of our expert speakers. We believe this event to be the first of its kind focused on this subject matter in the UK.

 

Register now for our online NHS Forest conference

By: Vicki Brown

The more biodiverse our ecosystems, the more resilient they tend to be – to climate change, invasive species, habitat loss and other threats. And the more biodiverse our surroundings, the more resilient our own communities can become, too, as these ecosystems can provide fresh, nutritious food; cleaner air and water; and support the pollinators that sustain our crops, gardens and wider natural environments.

Request NHS Forest trees for your healthcare site

By: Miriam Dobson

Each year, the NHS Forest gives away thousands of saplings to healthcare sites across the UK. We are now inviting sites to register their interest in receiving trees for the 2022-23 planting season, which runs from November to March.

We supply between 10 and 500 native British saplings for each site, trust or health board on a first come, first served basis. We can work with you on your choice of species and planting design to ensure you plant the right trees, in the right place, and enjoy them for years to come.

Call for Abstracts: North South Ireland Public Health Conference – Healthy Planet, Healthy People

By: Susannah McWilliam

Abstracts are welcomed for the Healthy Planet, Healthy People conference on 30th November 2022,  hosted by The Institute of Public Health, Public Health Agency, Ulster University, Queen’s University Belfast, and University College Cork. The conference  theme is the relationship between climate change and health in Ireland.

NHS Forest conference 2022

By: Vicki Brown

We invite you to join us online for this year’s NHS Forest conference, which will be held online this autumn.

About this event

The more biodiverse our ecosystems, the more resilient they tend to be – to climate change, invasive species, habitat loss and other threats. And the more biodiverse our surroundings, the more resilient our own communities can become, too, as these ecosystems can provide fresh, nutritious food; cleaner air and water; and support the pollinators that sustain our crops, gardens and wider natural environments.

North East & Yorkshire Funding: Energy Project Enabling Fund

By: Jacqueline Cutting

The Energy Project Enabling Fund is providing capital grants to a range of organisations across the North East and Yorkshire (NEY). 
The fund has £400,000 to support capital projects across NEY’s Net Zero Hub’s geography focusing on the delivery of energy projects. The NEY Net Zero Hub geography covers the North East, Tees Valley, York and North Yorkshire, Hull and East Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and South Yorkshire.