Sustainability has been recognised as a domain of quality in healthcare, and building it into quality improvement (QI) is a practical way to drive incremental change towards a more ethical, sustainable health system.
- Set sustainable goals for a quality improvement project.
- Recognise the use of environmental and social resources in a current service, and identify opportunities to improve.
- Design a project using sustainability principles (prevention, empowerment, lean pathways, low carbon alternatives) to achieve the greatest benefit.
- Measure the impact of a project on sustainable value.
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This resource is from the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare works to help the NHS fulfil its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by 80% by 2050. It is now the foremost institution in the world working on sustainable healthcare in research and practice.