Our world is changing and this impacts how we live our lives and share the planet.
Climate change poses a major threat to our health as well as our planet. The environment is changing, that change is accelerating, and this has direct and immediate consequences for our patients, the public and the health and care sector. We must respond to the health emergency that climate change brings and embed this into everything we do now and in the future.
Net Zero Clinical Care is our new one-day hybrid conference, which will focus on reducing the carbon impact of clinical services across all levels of the UK health and care system, and the role that every healthcare professional can play in delivering a net zero health service.
Podcasts: Planet centred care - Greening the gaze
Planet centred care is a new podcast series for the BMJ exploring issues related to environmentally sustainable healthcare, aimed at all clinicians, and anyone working in healthcare, who want to make sure they can continue to help patients while not harming the planet.
In this episode we’ll discuss that first radicalising moment. That moment where you start to see all the things you can do to make healthcare more sustainable and how it is hard to un-see that. For everyone, that moment may come from a different place, or different perspective.
Planet centred care - It's all about working together
Healthcare is a complex system, and if we want to make changes such as those needed for sustainable healthcare, we need to work across multiple teams, and make sure we hear everyone’s voice, including our patients’. In this episode we’ll discuss how we can communicate and work with those different groups, and some novel ways of getting the message across from T-rexes worth of plastic gloves to art made out of surgical waste.