Climate-smart healthcare: The opportunity of Global Citizenship in NHS Scotland

12 November 2021 - 12 November 2021
Online Event
Climate Ambition Zone at the Lighthouse Education Science and Innovation
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Global Citizenship is about understanding that we as a community in Scotland recognise that we are interconnected with the lives of others - that our decisions and behaviours and practice impacts not only ourselves but those around us, those in other parts of our country and those in other parts of the world. It is about recognising that as we strive for human health and wellness we are simultaneously striving for a healthier planet and we proactively work towards this.

Aligned to COP26, The NHS Scotland Global Citizenship Programme, is delighted to launch our new Global Citizenship resources to NHS staff. They have been developed through a partnership between the Scottish Global Health Coordination Unit within NHS Scotland, Scotdec and the Bridge 47 and are based on three key principles: the understanding that inequity leads to health inequality; poverty causes poor health; and climate change is a public health emergency.

As a worker within NHS Scotland, there are many opportunities not only to impact directly on the health of the population here in Scotland, but also indirectly on global health, through consideration of the potential impact that daily choices can have on people with low or limited access to resources. The aim of these resources is to support NHS staff to make more sustainable choices in the workplace and understand how these changes can lead to wider global health benefits.

To learn more about the Global Citizenship resources please join us on Friday 12th November at 1-2pm.

As well as this event being delivered principally for NHS Scotland staff others are also welcome.

Find out more about the NHS Scotland Global Citizenship Programme on our dedicated website.


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