As part of our climate change and health education work, Healthy Planet is part of the Sustainable Healthcare Education Network - a group of healthcare professionals and educators working to empower healthcare students to address climate change and sustainability in their working environments through sustainable healthcare education. The following is a guest post from the Network coordinators.
Are you concerned about climate change or the environmental footprint of our health service? Do you know what health professionals can do in their professional lives to address these issues?Do you think that your medical curriculum could teach you more about these topics? The Sustainable Healthcare Education network needs your help!
We are developing networks of students and staff in medical schools across the UK. Since 2009, we have developed and implemented teaching materials about health and the environment for medical students, carried out a national consultation on learning objectives for UK medical students and run workshops and training for educators across the UK.
We are looking for a student representative and student network members. Get in touch if you think this could be you! There is also an opportunity in September for five medical schools to join a programme to support the development of a Sustainable Healthcare Education team and new teaching. Any medical school that would like to attend must send at least one student and one staff representative and commit to follow up work (such as providing a teaching session, evaluating new teaching and engaging with the national network) during the academic year 2015-2016. If you would like your medical school to be involved, contact [email protected] to see if there are already staff reps at your school.