Greener AHP Week

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22-26 April 

We’re pleased to be supporting the second #GreenerAHP Week, exploring all of the exciting new initiatives to improve patient care.

The week kicks off on Earth Day and consists of several free online presentations from health and social care, primary and acute trusts, Greener NHS and different Allied Health Professions. It is also an opportunity to highlight sustainable activities happening in your own trust and engage staff.

The link between climate change and health is well established yet the care we are delivering often contributes to the problem. Here is a chance to learn more about how climate change is affecting health, how health systems are affecting climate and what we can do about it.

The NHS was the first healthcare system in the world to set a target to be Carbon Net Zero and we can all play our part in achieving this. As health professionals and care organisations we have a duty to ensure that the care we are giving is not playing a part in damaging our patient’s health. AHPs are well placed to play a role in getting to Net Zero while ensuring high quality care for all.

The actions we take to improve health and reduce ill-health and inequalities also benefit our planet. Common AHP interventions, like encouraging active travel, promoting healthy eating, and supporting good mental health are part of the solution to climate change. There are great projects being explored and delivered by AHPs throughout the UK, especially within the dietetic workforce. This is a chance to showcase and share these things and encourage further action.

How can you get involved?

As the third largest clinical workforce in the NHS, AHPs play an important role in delivering a Net Zero Carbon NHS.

The full programme of activity for the week is available here. Sign up to attend the various sessions throughout the week and gain inspiration from fellow AHPs.  

To get involved in your team’s you may want to: