About this event

  • Date and time Mon 27 Sep 2021 from 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location Online

Following on from our popular Health emergency of climate change series, this interactive online masterclass aims to teach clinicians and trainees how to make a real impact and be part of the change at work around climate change.

In this masterclass, you will learn practical tips on how to advocate around climate change, be taught a unique framework for improving your services and care in a sustainable way, and get advice from people currently implementing sustainability on a local and national level.

This will be an interactive teaching session targeted towards trainees featuring leading authorities including Professor Hugh Montgomery, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare and Dr Chris Newman, Co-founder of Doctors for Extinction Rebellion, and will feature Q&A, polls, and discussions.

During this webinar delegates will:

  • Learn practical tips on advocating around climate change
  • Understand how to integrate sustainability into quality improvement in your healthcare setting
  • Understand how to be a part of change around sustainability within the NHS

This webinar workshop has been created specifically for trainees.

View our climate change resources page to browse educational content from the series.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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View the programme 27 September 2021

Welcome and introduction

Professor Hugh Montgomery, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, UCL, Director Centre Health & Performance

Session 1 - Understanding the present threat

Environmental pressures we are facing

Professor Hugh Montgomery, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, UCL, Director Centre Health & Performance

Advocacy and actions

Professor Hugh Montgomery, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, UCL, Director Centre Health & Performance

Dr. Jacob Krzanowski, Green Walking Project Coordinator and Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust


Session 2 - Implementing sustainable quality improvement

Dr Frances Mortimer, Medical Director, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare


Session 3 - Seeking solutions to problems

Panel discussion and Q&A session

Nicky Philpott, Deputy Director, Greener NHS Programme

Dr Chris Newman, GP and co-founder of Doctors for Extinction Rebellion

Dr Chantelle Rizan, ENT Research Fellow, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust, Surgical Research Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Chaired by Dr Barry McHugh, RSM Trainees Section President, and Dr Ayoma Ratnappuli, Specialty Registrar at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Close of meeting



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Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

The Royal Society of Medicine needs your support  
The RSM is offering this webinar at no charge to delegates, in order to help healthcare professionals to easily access COVID-19 related education material & resources during the pandemic.  However, we are asking people to support the RSM in these unprecedented times.  Now more than ever, as a charity we need your help to continue our work and mission in advancing healthcare through innovation and education. Please consider  making a donation  for joining this free webinar. Thank you for your generosity. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.  


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