Online Nursing Sustainably Study Guide
The RCN’s online guide includes details of key resources and books on promoting sustainable nursing practice within health and care settings. There are also links to searches for materials available within the RCN's extensive book and journal collections.
The RCN’s ‘Small Changes, big differences’ work is designed to support nurses in making smarter and more sustainable procurement choices, which are good for their services, their patients, and the environment.
The RCN’s guidance on managing waste from health, social, and personal care provides concrete examples for reducing harm to the environment and cutting waste disposal costs.
Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
The RCN has partnered with The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, a UK-wide charity, to launch the ‘Green Nurse Network’ designed to support nurses who want to learn or share sustainable nursing practice.
The Green Nurse Network is an informal, online community for nurses, students, nurse educators and retired nurses who take the threats from climate change seriously and wish to work together to establish what this means for nursing practice. Those with no experience and expertise and those with plenty are all welcome.
You can join the conversation here or contact the network lead Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org. Updates and green nursing news are also available on Twitter @greennurse.
UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (UKHACC)
The RCN is a founder member of the Alliance, which brings together leading healthcare professional organisations. It advocates for actions at governmental and system level to tackle climate change and protect and promote public health.
It was formed in 2016 to coordinate action, provide leadership and amplify the voices of the UK’s healthcare professionals on all things relating to Climate Change and sustainability.
You can find out more on the Alliance’s website.
Health Care Without Harm
The RCN is a member of ‘Health Care Without Harm’, an international coalition of health care organisations and professionals.
The coalition shares a vision of a health care sector that does no harm and is committed to preventing disease and promoting the health of people and the environment.
You can find out more on the Health Care Without Harm website.