Whole Webinar Series
|22 November - 1pm, 24 November - 10am, 28 November - 11am, 1 December - 10am
|Online Via Zoom, Free to register
The Royal College of Psychiatrists, in collaboration with Greener NHS, have developed guidance to support mental health services to reach their net zero targets and reduce carbon emissions. To celebrate the launch of this guidance and support services to implement the recommendations, we will be hosting a series of webinars.
Through these webinars you will learn how everyone has a part to play in reducing carbon emissions whilst also improving the quality of service provision and patient care. We will be providing an outline of how this can be done and showcasing innovative and practical examples of how carbon has been reduced across the care pathway.
Delivering greener, more sustainable and net zero mental health care
Speakers: Dr Clare Taylor, NCCMH and Siân Hodgkinson, People Participation Lead for Environmental Sustainability, East London Foundation NHS Trust. Matthew Riley, Patient and Carer Representative, Bradford District Care Trust.
In this webinar we will be providing an overview of the new delivering greener, more sustainable and net zero mental health care guidance. We will be providing examples of innovative approaches and interventions to help services to work towards their sustainability and carbon reduction targets as well as presenting evidence-based recommendations for individuals to take forward in their practice.
This will be followed by Siân and Matthew, patient representatives with the College who will discuss how to empower and engage people in a meaningful way to tackle carbon reduction, and why we need to work together as a system for this to be achieved.
Developing nature based and preventative interventions to build sustainable services
Innovations in developing low carbon treatments and care settings
Speakers: Hertfordshire and Birmingham
Hertfordshire: My name is Dr Bharat Velani. I grew up in north London and undertook my medical training at University College London. I then completed my core training in Psychiatry Hertfordshire, which is where I carried out the work I am going to talk about today. I am now working as an ST4 Psychiatrist in North Central London under the dual old age and general adult training scheme.
I completed my work jointly with the Trust sustainability representative, Dr Katherine Witter. Overprescribing and polypharmacy is a global problem with a negative environmental impact and a huge challenge to overcome. My area of interest is medication deprescribing, which I am passionate about because it underpins all four of the core ethical values of practicing medicine: beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy and justice. Particularly relevant here is the principle of “justice” – which refers to the fair and equitable distribution of healthcare. If sustainability is not factored in to healthcare and prescribing decisions, ultimately the system will eventually fail in providing an equal service for all. That is why research into and development of deprescribing initiatives is key to our future healthcare.
Integrating sustainable practice into leadership and the care pathway
Speakers: Midlands and Siân Hodgkinson
Midlands: Monika Hornakova is a Sustainability Manager at Midlands Partnership University NHS FT. Monika is part of the small Green Team and leads the delivery of the Green Plan, Net Zero targets and sustainable development within the NHS Trust. Monika became an Honorary Lecturer at Keele University earlier this year. Monika joined MPFT in 2017 and began her sustainability/energy management career in 2013, shortly after completing her MSc Environmental Management studies at the University of Wolverhampton.
This event is taking place online via Zoom. To take part you will need:
- access to a reliable internet connection
- a PC, laptop, tablet or phone
- Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser or Zoom installed on your PC, laptop, tablet or phone.
Please note: It is up to the participant to ensure that they have the correct requirements in place prior to booking the event.
Contact Name: Net Zero Mental Health Care