Environmental Sustainability Group

 

Climate change and humanity’s impact on the environment is fast becoming an existential crisis for humanity. Climate change will negatively impact healthcare on a huge scale. As scientists and engineers working in healthcare we are uniquely placed to be at the forefront of work to reverse our climate impact. The IPEM Environmental Sustainability group has been set up to reduce the environmental impact of IPEM, its members and their employers.  

Key aims:

  1. Promote environmental sustainability to and within medical physics and engineering
  2. Engage and support members on environmental sustainability
  3. Advise IPEM Trustees on environmental sustainability
  4. Engage with others, including manufacturers and funding bodies, nationally and internationally on environmental sustainability

If you would like to get involved please email candi@ipem.ac.uk or you can join the Environmental Sustainabilty community of interes

Links to further information:

If you want to find out more there are a selection of links below. Please drop us a line if you have other information you would like to see added:

https://sustainablehealthcare.org.uk/

 https://www.sduhealth.org.uk/  and/or  https://www.sduhealth.org.uk/delivery/plan.aspx

 https://www.bma.org.uk/news-and-opinion/doctors-must-lead-fight-against-climate-change

 https://www.bma.org.uk/media/3464/bma-climate-change-and-sustainability-paper-october-2020.pdf 

 https://sdgs.un.org/goals

Greener NHS website  https://www.england.nhs.uk/greenernhs/

"How to produce a green plan" (https://www.england.nhs.uk/greenernhs/wp-content/uploads/sites/51/2020/08/how-to-produce-a-green-plan-2020-v2.pdf

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