The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Networks Platform

The CSH Networks Platform is integral to greening healthcare. The Platforms 30+ individual networks supports communities to collaborate on sustainability in their clinical specialty or area of interest - addressing climate change.
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The Networks Platform is 100% unfunded, your kind donation will help ensure CSH Networks keep going, giving us the best possible chance to meet global sustainability healthcare goals. Thank you for making this happen.

Our mission

The climate crisis is the greatest threat to people and planet, with the NHS declaring the climate emergency is a health emergency. The role of the UK healthcare sector in contributing to national and global carbon emissions and the environmental crisis has never been clearer, with 5% of England's carbon emissions produced by healthcare alone.

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) wants to address this problem. We host 30+ networks enabling communities to collaborate on sustainability in their area of interest, globally. In 2023 we launched the new Networks platform, which is free, open access and inclusive to all worldwide; each network is curated and supported by a voluntary team of co-leads, underpinned by CSH.

With 1.3 million NHS staff in England alone, our platform has the potential to reach, connect and empower significant numbers of people working in healthcare, education and beyond, nationally, and internationally. The Networks offer a space to innovate, share and learn from each other at scale, and provides a unique library of resources, including a growing case study library created and added to by members.

Benefits of the Networks

New and emerging issues are frequently discussed on the platform, highlighting hotspots in sustainable healthcare. This has already helped to move novel ideas into the mainstream, e.g., raising awareness of sustainable asthma inhalers; the safe capture, removal, and destruction of nitrous oxide; options for plastic recycling in the NHS; and reusable vs single use equipment.

The Networks Platform collaborates with all areas of CSH - and vice versa – creating a culture of learning, reflection, and improvement: CSH's Sustainable Specialties programme links directly to multiple networks (such as Kidney Care and Surgical Care); our education programme works directly with the Education Susnet; our carbon modelling programme with the Carbon Footprinting Susnet; and our green space projects with the Green Space and Health Susnet.

Current members include students, consultants, patients, campaigners to name just a few. All bringing either direct experience of working in the healthcare sector, or a keen interest in learning about how to effect sustainable change. We believe that building a shared identity and having an inclusive approach to knowledge exchange is central to driving innovation and change at grass roots and systemic levels, and the Networks create the space to do just that.

About the charity

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare supports the healthcare sector to lead and model climate action. This includes rapid decarbonisation of the health system and development of climate resilient health services with improved connections to green space.

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