2021 SAPC North (virtual)
Thursday 11th November 2021
Sustainability and success of primary care
DOI reference: 10.37361/n.2021.1.1
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Sustainable Primary Healthcare:
A reminder that the Greener Practice website has resources and links to support you with sustainable primary healthcare.
If you email firstname.lastname@example.org, we can
- Put you on our national emailing list
- Put you in touch with primary care colleagues in your area and a local group close to you.
- Help you join one of the following Greener Practice WhatApp special interest groups: Education, Clinical Care, Respiratory, Working with Originations, Organisational Carbon (non-clinical) and a generic national group.
Here is a link to the newly published guide for healthcare professionals on how to reduce the carbon footprint of inhalers.
For educators who are interested in learning more as part of their faculty development on sustainable healthcare, the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare runs several courses. You may be particularly interested in Sustainable Primary Care and Sustainable Quality improvement. Details of the next courses are below can be found on the website
Designed for health professionals, educators, students, and sustainability / estates managers, our training courses are based on a mix of core concepts, case studies, and the sharing of interdisciplinary perspectives and experiences. We recommend starting with Introduction to Sustainable Healthcare and then continuing further with our advanced courses.
SAPC North was a virtual conference hosted by Keele University
- Registration closed on Monday 8th November
- Abstract submission is now closed - deadline was 20th September
Professor in Mammal Ecology and Conservation, Keele University (until end Oct 2021)
Executive Dean of School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, Nottingham Trent University.
Featured on BBC’s Springwatch
Health benefits of interacting with wildlife
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Academy of Primary Care, Hull York Medical School
Founder of Greener Practice
Co-chair of RCGP Climate Emergency Advisory Group
Planetary Health and Primary Care: Why should I care and what can I do?
Dr Euan Lawson (Editor BJGP) will be answering your questions about publishing in peer-reviewed journals - do submit questions to email@example.com
"Ask the Editor"
Day 1 : Thursday 11th November
Welcome and Introduction
Prof Carolyn Chew-Graham and Prof Christian Mallen
Keynote: Health benefits of interacting with wildlife, Prof Dawn Scott
Keynote: Planetary health and primary care: why should I care and what can I do? Dr Aarti Bansal
PHoCuS Group meeting for primary healthcare scientists (non-GPs) - Dr Emma Healey
Please feel free to bring your lunch
Introduction to afternoon - Prof Carolyn Chew-Graham
Sustainability workshop - Dr Aarti Bansal, Dr Hugh Alberti, Lauren Franklin
Interactive workshop on developing greener lives
"Ask the Editor" - Dr Euan Lawson, Editor BJGP
Closing session and prize giving - Early Career Researcher and Medical Student