2012 Events Archive
Meeting of the NHS South West Sustainability Network, taking place at 2 Rivergate, Bristol, from 1.20-3.00pm, with an optional CPD accredited sustainability training workshop for Members from 10:45am-12:40pm. The meeting includes national and regional updates and a chance to meet other SD leads and share best practice.
The 2012 Public Health Residential School will take place on 25-26 September 2012, please note this date in your diary. The Residential School is a unique opportunity for people working in a variety of fields relevant to public health to expand their public health horizons in the beautiful setting of Dartington Hall. Delegates will be able to take part in a range of workshops, social activities and fringe events over the two days and network with colleagues from across the region.
This event provides the opportunity to improve understanding of the implications for the health of the region of the changes to the planning system and the reforms of the NHS, to learn from each other and to share good practice from across the region. It will also see the regional launch of the TCPA “How to reunite health with planning” handbook aimed to assist local authority planners and public health officers, those involved in the new public health structures, and other associated officers in housing and sustainability.
This FREE knowledge cafe event will explore how research can better support practice across Social Care, Social Policy and Health sectors. To register for the Knowledge Cafe please Click here. If you should require further information please contact: Barry Percy-Smith, Coordinator of Making Research Count at UWE. Barry.email@example.com, 07505 622233
Do you manage an outstanding sustainable energy project? Are you involved in eco-innovation and currently implementing initiatives in the field of energy efficiency, clean transport or the production of renewable energy? Whether a public or private actor, you can compete for energy award.
The United Nations' World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is annually observed on June 17 to highlight the urgent need to curb the desertification process. It also aims to strengthen the visibility of the drylands issue on the international environmental agenda.
Bike Week is the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event - it aims to highlight the health benefits of cycling, to promote the bicycle as a good alternative to getting in the car and to show that cycling can easily be part of everyday life. Last year NHS organisations across the country took part organising events ranging from bike breakfasts and adult beginners classes to Dr Bike checks and charity events. NHS organisations and staff can now register their event and take part by going to www.bikeweek.org.uk.
The aim of Green Transport Week 2012 (16th -24th June) is to raise awareness of the impact travel has on the environment, to make people stop and think about the way they travel on every journey and to send a message to the government that the people of Great Britain care about green transportation issues.
Samsung Bike Week is the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event, with almost half a million people participating at events across the country. The aim is to promote everyday cycling for everyone and to get more people cycling, more often. Samsung Bike Week events offer something for everyone; from families, schools and companies, to seasoned cyclists and those who have never cycled before.
Food Safety Week will take place from 11 to 17 June and the theme is ‘food safety on a budget’. This annual event, held to promote the importance of good food hygiene in the home, will focus on how people can ensure that they keep their food safe when trying to save money.
This one day event is for NHS communication and sustainability leaders, for patients and carers, and third sector organisations to share practical ideas for involving patients, hear about examples of how this is happening across the country and make contact with each other. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org
The NHS ‘Day of Action on Sustainability that will be held on the 28th March 2012. Visit the website - www.nhssustainabilityday.co.uk – for more detail. On the site you can download an event pack, which has a huge amount of useful information, including a simple carbon calculator and info for different areas of the organisation.
The second national Climate Week runs from 12th to 18th March 2012. Climate Week is a supercharged national campaign to inspire a new wave of action on climate change. It culminates with thousands of events and activities taking place nationally throughout the week. Showcasing real, practical ways to combat climate change, the campaign aims to renew our ambition to create a more sustainable, low-carbon future.
‘Adapting to Climate Change – building adaptation into new health and local authority structures’ is one day conference developed in partnership with Sustainability South West and Climate SouthWest. It will be held on Monday, 12 March 2012 at the Somerset Cricket Ground in Taunton from 10.00am - 3.30pm.
Meeting of the NHS South West Sustainability Network, taking place at Taunton Library from 1.15-4.30pm. Speakers include Charlotte Bonner from the NUS and Jane Grose.
The third annual NHS Sustainable Development 2012: Delivering the Sustainable Healthcare System will take stock of the NHS Sustainable Development Strategy, progress to date in the achievement of Carbon Reductions, whilst also identifying areas for concern, discussing the solutions sought and the challenges ahead in the creation of the Sustainable Healthcare System.
This day-seminar will bring together progressive thinkers from the NHS, private sector, local authorities, and others with an interest in where our health services are going and how intelligent investment could be structured to give long term sustainability flexibility and value. This event is for those who seek more imagination and ambition in their plans for the future of local acute care and who can see them being much more integrated with civic life. There will be four presentations from the perspectives of healthcare, sustainability, the built environment and finance. Cost: £195+VAT . To register email email@example.com