Sustainability in Quality Improvement: Addressing the Environmental Impacts of Healthcare
Dr. Frances Mortimer, Medical Director, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
Learning objectives for Sustainability in Quality Improvement webinar
- To define the relationship between quality, value and sustainability – ‘sustainable value’ – and its importance in 21st century healthcare
- To outline the SusQI framework for integrating sustainability into quality improvement
- To consider how this approach could be applied in your own context
Frances Mortimer is Medical Director of The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) in Oxford, UK, where she has led the development of their innovative Sustainable Specialties programme, which combines research with practical action to improve patient care at a lower environmental and social cost. Frances first identified CSH’s four principles of Sustainable Clinical Practice and has developed a framework for incorporating sustainability into quality improvement in healthcare.
Until 2011, Dr. Mortimer continued part time clinical work in the Oxford Kidney Unit, having left specialist training in renal medicine in 2008 to work in sustainable healthcare. She studied medicine at Oxford University and at the Royal Free & University College London Medical School, graduating in 2003 before working for five years in the UK National Health Service.
This webinar is supported by the IHPME Committee on the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability.