Dr Helena Clements is Associate Medical Director and Climate Action Clinical Lead at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust.
In this episode, Helena discusses climate action in the NHS and covers:
- Environmental influences as a child, and sustainability and climate action at home and later in her work. [Starts at 1:20]
- Carbon emissions within healthcare and engaging clinicians. [Starts at 8:10]
- The power of NHS staff to make a difference. [Starts at 11:40]
- Climate targets, active stakeholders and potential reach through patients. [Starts at 15:00]
- Patient conversations about health that are mindful of the climate impact. [Starts at 18:30]
- The relationship between food, health and the planet; and the Hope Orchard. [Starts at 21:00]
- Green plans and doing things differently. [Starts at 24:40]
- Success stories and challenges in reducing carbon emissions. [Starts at 28:25]
- Supply chain and using buying power to make changes. [Starts at 32:00]
- Financial frustration and a new vision of healthcare. [Starts at 34:05]
- Retaining hope and striving for balance. [Starts at 37:35]
- Her thoughts on the future. [Starts at 40:10]
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Listen to Simon Tilley from the Hockerton Housing Project to discover how Helena lives sustainably outside the workplace.