Centre for Sustainable Healthcare ‘SusQI’ Workshops

Introducing 'Teaching Sustainable Quality Improvement' - the new Centre for Sustainable Healthcare course starting July 2021.

By meganpeng · July 2, 2021

Health professions curricula increasingly require students and trainees to demonstrate skills for both sustainable healthcare and quality improvement. At the same time, achieving the NHS commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 requires healthcare staff to introduce changes in the workplace and innovate for further carbon reductions.

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare have created a new three-part course that uses the ‘SusQI’ framework to help health professions educators integrate sustainability concepts into quality improvement teaching. It meets curriculum requirements while also responding to growing concern about the need for the health sector to respond to the climate and ecological emergency, and lead by example.

There are three upcoming workshop dates that you may be interested in:

Workshop: 14 July 13.00-17.00

  • Self-study period opens: 23 June
  • Work-in-progress workshop: 1 November 14.30-16.30

Workshop: 22 September 13.00-17.00

  • Self-study period opens: 1 September
  • Work-in-progress workshop: 1 November 14.30-16.30

Workshop: 8 December 13.00-17.00 

  • Self-study period opens: 17 November

You can learn more about the course here.



Visit our Sustainable Healthcare webpage for more resources with case examples of sustainability in quality improvement featured in two spotlight projects on QI Central:

  • ‘Reducing the Environmental Impact of Inhalers in Paediatrics at Wexham Park Hospital’ by Dr Claire Roome, Paediatric Registrar at Thames Valley Deanery here.
  • ‘The Replacement of Polystyrene Cups with a Sustainable Alternative’ on the John Radcliffe Hospital Neonatal Unit by Dr Claire Roome here.