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Watch the climate risk and net zero unit session. The session includes a thought-provoking presentation by Dr Kate Charlesworth, Senior Advisor Climate Risk & Net Zero Unit NSW Ministry of Health and Medical Consultant, Planetary Health NSLHD. The 20-minute webinar showcases some of the existing work underway within the NSW Ministry of Health.
Transcript: Climate risk and net zero unit
NSLHD Medical Grand Rounds webinar: Healthcare's carbon addiction: It's time to quit. The session includes presentations by NSLHD Planetary Health Lead Dr Kate Charlesworth, Anaesthetist Dr Andy Lindberg and Respiratory Physician Dr Katrina Tonga. The 30-minute webinar showcases some of the existing sustainability work underway across NSW Health, and RNSH Anaesthetics and Respiratory Departments.
ANZCA Environmental Sustainability Network's (ESN) first webinar: "N20 or Not? Ways to mitigate the environmental impact of N20". The session includes thought-provoking presentations by international speaker and Founder of the Nitrous Oxide Project Alifia Chakera, and fellows and experts in the field Dr Matthew Jenks and Dr Rob Burrell. Some of the latest technology solutions for Nitrous Oxide in hospitals are also showcased. The 90-minute webinar concludes with a panel discussion. Dr Beth Hall and Dr Maggie Keys of the ESN executive co-chaired the event. Proudly sponsored by Mediquip.
This session includes a thought-provoking presentation by Anaesthetist Dr Matt Doane, showcasing some of the sustainability work underway in RNSH led by Clinical Nurse Educator, Anaesthesia, Erin Foulsham and Anaesthetist Dr Andy Lindberg. The 60-minute webinar concludes with recommendations for anaesthetic providers and three future directions for sustainability acceleration.
Transcript: Net Zero Anaesthetic Service: Decarbonising Healthcare and the Valley of Death
High value health care is low carbon health care. As we face the unprecedented challenge of climate change, we must consider ways to reduce the health sector’s significant carbon footprint. While actions such as reducing emissions through hospitals’ electricity are essential, it is clear that changes to models of clinical care are also needed, with low value care contributing to waste and poorer outcomes and experiences.
This is where two key challenges to health system sustainability – value based healthcare and climate risk – interest and why better value, low carbon emissions models of care are urgently needed. The session provides an overview of the environmental sustainability reforms required and explore the links with value based healthcare.
It features case studies to show how particular streams of work are contributing to the reduction in the carbon footprint of healthcare, including how NSW Health’s Virtual Care Strategy is embedding options for virtual care in service delivery that play a valuable role in the transition to a net carbon-zero healthcare system
Transcript: Session 3A - The intersection of value based healthcare and environmental sustainability
Steps towards net zero with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Nick Watts, the NHS Chief Sustainability Officer visiting Manchester University Foundation Trust to talk to staff and patients about the steps they are taking to build a greener NHS. Every NHS trust in England now has a green plan in place, to deliver improved patient care and to save lives, while reducing costs and waste.