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Green Surgery report sets the groundwork for reducing the carbon footprint of surgical care

14 Nov 2023

The College has endorsed a new report setting the groundwork for reducing the carbon footprint of surgical care. ...

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Building sustainability into every day

30 Oct 2023

In the last edition of our College membership magazine VOICE, we explored the relationship between environmental sustainability and healthcare. In the latest edition of VOICE, Dr Eleanor Murray, co...

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College joins UKHACC in urging First Minister to lead on climate for health

12 May 2023

The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change and its members have sent a letter to the First Minister, urging him to prioritise sustainability and lead in driving forward the critical changes needed to...

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Tri-Collegiate Announcement of Green Theatre Initiative and Climate Emergency Declaration

15 Nov 2022

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, The Royal College of Surgeons of England acknowledge that climate change and anthropogenic envir...

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Over 250 health journals urge world leaders to deliver climate justice for Africa

19 Oct 2022

Africa has suffered disproportionately although it has done little to cause the crisis. ...

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Key priority areas

Workforce Recovery and Transformation
Health services in many parts of the world are over-stretched due to workforce shortages, rising demand for services and difficulties in retaining staff.
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A healthy healthcare workforce is essential for patient care. When the workforce is exhausted, experiencing burnout, and struggling to balance their work and personal lives, it impacts on everyone.
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to standing up for equality, diversity and inclusion. We want our College to reflect the diversity in the NHS workforce and in the patients that we care for.
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Climate Change and Sustainability
Climate change has caused great harm to our planet and warnings of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and flooding will all place a significant burden on our health outcomes.
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Health Inequalities
The health inequalities in our society have been both highlighted and exacerbated by the covid pandemic. There is a need to do things differently.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the lives of healthcare professionals, and the urgent need to learn whilemfocusing on delivering the best care for our patients has been an enormous challenge.
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