Remote Consultations in Sustainable Healthcare

Details of an interactive webinar hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare on the role of remote consultations in sustainable healthcare.

By meganpeng · April 12, 2021

On 25th November 2020, the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare  hosted a free webinar on remote consultations in sustainable healthcare.

A panel of inspirational speakers joined them in a discussion to consider what role remote consultations and care should play as part of a sustainable healthcare system and using the ‘sustainable healthcare lens’ of clinical, environmental, social and economic impact.

Speakers included Dr Andrew Appleton, Clinical Digital Lead & Chief Clinical Information Officer for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG; Dr Shanti Vijayaraghavan, Consultant Physician in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Barts Health NHS Trust, Newham University Hospital; and Ben Tongue, Head of Sustainability at NHS Digital, who discussed the main carbon footprint contributors of digital services.

Following interviews with the expert speakers and Q&A, participants also had an opportunity to join small group discussions in breakout rooms to discuss the place of remote consultations in their own settings.

Visit the webinar’s webpage here for resources to start learning and discussions with your own teams, organisations or regional networks, and to find out more about joining the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare in piloting a new carbon calculator for remote consultations.

Watch a recording of the webinar on the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’s YouTube channel below: