Frontline Updates

By Eco Medics

We're Eco Medics, a small group of healthcare professionals from the UK on a mission to make healthcare sustainable. Every couple of weeks, we write a newsletter about what we've been up to along with some thoughts on how best to look after our planet, both at home and at work.

We're Eco Medics, a small group of healthcare professionals from the UK on a mission to make healthcare sustainable. Every couple of weeks, we write a newsletter about what we've been up to along with some thoughts on how best to look after our planet, both at home and at work.

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Tuesday 3pm - Register now!

Event Details - 21st June 202215:00hrs (UK time - BST)Free Online EventRegistration Link: bit.ly/ecomedics2022Zoom Link: Register for the event using link above and then hit “Join this event online” at the time of the event - if you’re having any problems, e…

 
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Conference Sponsor Announcement: World Extreme Medicine

Hello,The countdown is well underway for our conference! 6 days to go...We are proud to announce World Extreme Medicine as our Gold Sponsor for Eco Medics 2022: A Prescription for Climate Action. With Eco Medics borne out of connections forged at WEM 2020, it…

 
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Last Chance Saloon

Hello! Hurry! Hooray!Lovely people, ticket sales for the conference close at midday on Friday 6 May - that's 69 hours from now. We're fizzing with excitement about the in-person element that will be hosted at the Royal Geographical Society. A beautiful venue.…

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Abstractacadabra!

Helloooooo!Did you know that the phrase abracadabra has no formal etymology? However, the Hebrew and Aramaic folk etymologies are loosely translated as "I will create as I speak". And what better way to create as you speak than to present your hard work at ou…

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Frontline Updates - Exciting Stuff

A reminder that FREE tickets are out for Eco Medics 2022: A prescription for climate action. There are countless ways to get involved at Eco Medics 2022. Whether you fancy running a breakout session, submitting an abstract for a poster or oral presentation, s…

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NB! Conference Update

I've recently spent some time looking at what Greener NHS - South West have been up to. The answer? Some epic stuff! I particularly like the following projects:The Indexor system in Cornwall. Pathology’s solution to the 780,000 specimen bags sent annually fro…

 
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Eco Medics Conference 2022

It feels surreal to even have to write this. The fact that this is happening is just devastating. If you have the means, please follow this link and consider donating to organisations and charities helping with supplies and relief efforts. The implications fo…

 
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Frontline Updates - Inhalers, Conservation and a Painting Pig!

ArticleDid you spot the BBC article about the carbon footprint of inhalers? It explores that vast difference in greenhouse gas emissions between dry powder and aerosol inhalers, an area that is capturing the attention of GP surgeries country-wide. Documentary…

 
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Veganuary & Plant-Based Eating

This non-profit organisation has taken the world by storm by raising awareness about plant-based diets and encouraging 100,000s of people to pledge to go vegan for the month of January.Their website have some great resources including recipes, nutrition tips,…

 
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Green January - Where to begin?

"Going green" can be quite a daunting task, so I want to take this opportunity to break it down for you in a nice simple step-by-step guide.Step 1: Calculate your carbon footprintKnow your starting point, identify areas to improve, and keep track of your prog…

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Frontline Updates - Solstice Thoughts

Planetary health is going to be included in the RCGP curriculum! It's never great to mandate people to learn about a topic, but you know what? Good. Everyone does need to know. There are millions of people who are pre-contemplative about climate change, and w…

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Webinar starting now

Reminder for webinar starting now - link belowhttps://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUldumuqz8jG9wW0nrOHep1r_VNQSxjTT-J

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Free Webinar this Thursday

This Thursday, Eco Medics is delighted to be hosting a talk in conjunction with Doctors Association UK addressing the climate crisis and sustainable healthcare. In this not-to-be-missed webinar, Nathan will discuss the latest climate predictions, the health i…

 
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Frontline Updates - Cry, The Beloved Country

Let's chat electronics. Okay, maybe not a swap but hear me out. I've been in the process of choosing a new mobile phone for a few months now, but I just can't bring myself to get a new one before my exceptionally reliable and 'ancient' Samsung S6 gives up the…

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Frontline Updates - Eco Babies: The Breastfeeding Edition

The Sustainable Healthcare Coalition is pleased to invite you to the launch of a significant new development designed to help GP practices easily measure their carbon footprint and identify their non-clinical emission hotspots. Developed by Dr Matt Sawyer, GP…

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Frontline Updates - The COP26 and Halloween Edition

New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton plans to run entirely on renewable energy after green light given to solar farm, with projected savings being hopefully going to clinical needs instead - winning!

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Emails lost - please resend! And a final reminder for applicants...

Eco Medics is looking to recruit a committee for 2021-2022, open to anyone and everyone. Doctors, medical students, nurses, allied health professionals, non-medical people and more - all welcome to apply.This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting group …

 
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We're hiring!

Eco Medics is looking to recruit a committee for 2021-2022, open to anyone and everyone. Doctors, medical students, nurses, allied health professionals, non-medical people and more - all welcome to apply. This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting group…

 
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Frontline Updates - Guess Who's Back?

GASP CoN 21 – Sustainable Surgery takes place tomorrow! Register HERE.The World Extreme Medicine Conference 2021 - WEM21 - takes place next month. Join online if you can't get up to Edinburgh. We're very proud to have Nathan up there telling the Eco Medics st…

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RCEM GreenED - Free Event Today!

Tl;dr RCEM GreenED Event at 1300hrs todayFree to attend for everybodyRegister here - the pre-conference workshop is free, but you have to go through the normal registration processCalling all A&E staff! Big changes will be coming your way in the near futu…