The South Region Sustainability and Health Network is jointly run by NHS England and Public Health England. The primary purpose of the network is to support a rapid transformation of the health and care system in the south of England to a sustainable resilient system. It will achieve this through the implementation of the national Sustainable Development Strategy for the NHS, Public Health and Social Care. The work of the network supports the overall strategic direction for NHS England as published in the Five Year Forward View and for Public Health England as described in their five year priorities.
The network links and supports those working in the health and care system across the south of England. It is based on the geographical boundaries used for the NHS South Region which correspond to the boundaries used by the Public Health England. The region stretches from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to Kent and as far north as Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.
Membership of the network is free and open to all those working in or with the health and care system in the region. Members receive a monthly email update, invitations to attend an annual regional conference and biannual master-classes and will have the opportunity to join supported programmes to develop local networks and leadership.
If you are interested in joining this network please contact the network administrator at email@example.com
Regional Lead for the South Caroline Jessel blogs about her visit to an innovative GP practice embracing sustainability, saving carbon and improving health and well being for staff and patients
3rd annual SRSHN conference – Bristol, Wednesday 16 November 2016:
The health and wellbeing benefits of the natural environment: An event to support STP implementation
The delivery of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) currently being prepared across 44 local footprints in England will be a key focus of this event. Working sustainably, finding zero/low cost ways to treat people, to avoid ill health and to promote independence and wellbeing are central to STPs as well as the environmental sustainability agenda. A draft programme is available below and further details will be published here as soon as they are available.
Delegates can register their interest in this event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
View the draft programme here.
Sustainability Masterclass, Autumn 2016
Oxford Academic Health Science Network, Friday 30 September
View the flyer here.
If you are unable to attend the event a Virtual Masterclass will be held on Tuesday 25 October.
Sustainability Masterclass, Spring 2016
Plymouth University, Monday 22 February - view the flyer here.
Recordings of the latest webinars are now available to view online:
Masterclass 1: Dr Rob Hayward on Behavioural Insights in the field of sustainability and health
Masterclass 2: Professor Janet Richardson on Education for Sustainability and Health
The film referred to in Prof Janet Richardson’s presentation can be viewed on YouTube.
Read the network's commitment to sustainable working.
Sustainability and Health in the South Region of England 2014-15
Sustainability and Health in the South Region of England 2015-16
South Region Annual Sustainability and Health Conference 2015
The South Region Annual Sustainability and Health Conference 2015 ‘Embedding Sustainability in Health and Social Care’ took place in Bristol on 14 October 2015.
Headline speakers included Nigel Acheson, NHS England, Stephen Morton, Public Health England and David Pencheon, Sustainable Development Unit.
Slides from these speaker are available to download below along with slides from the workshop sessions.
A Storify of the twitter is available here.
A copy of the event agenda is available here.