Since 2011 CPSL and the Sustainable Development Unit for health, public health and social care have developed a programme to provide high-level workshops and a network for health sector leaders internationally. The workshops discuss how environmental changes and social trends are creating new strategic imperatives for health and help health professionals explore co-benefits of approaches that enhance environmental sustainability, health and financial savings. To date, three annual seminars have been delivered involving approximately 110 health care professionals who are now part of a growing global network.
The social and environmental forces shaping the future of human health and well-being are rapidly evolving and there is a growing recognition that traditional models of health care are not sustainable. The health care sector has recognised both the threats and opportunities that these and other sustainability challenges pose to the health and well-being of current and future generations. Addressing these requires a systemic approach that considers these trends as part of a large changing system: an ageing population, limited resources and financial constraints, increasing public and professional expectations, as well as new technologies, rules and regulations.
These significant risks are accompanied by significant opportunities. For example, early action to reduce carbon emissions and natural resource depletion can provide multiple benefits for the health of individuals and populations and for the benefit of the health system itself. Better models of patient care can empower patients and the public, offering real incentives to promote health and prevent illness, bringing direct cost savings, and building resilience into all aspects of the health sector.
This programme looks at patient care and health outcomes as the starting points and recognises that the challenges and solutions to health and well-being in the 21st century are inextricably linked to our social, physical and economic environment.
Read details about application and fees, and further information for delegates.
Our approach aims to be inspiring and positive, with a focus on practical implementation as well as an understanding of the context and the broader political, technical and behavioural drivers for change.
The workshops and seminars will take a very practical, pragmatic approach; encouraging participants to show how this issue is increasingly part of the core agenda, and how to position themselves as thought and action leaders in the field.
To cater for individual and collective learning, a series of intensive sessions will combine different learning approaches. Participants will be encouraged to apply their experience, challenges, opportunities and knowledge to the practical issues and challenges they, and others, face. The group will be encouraged to be part of the continuing delivery mechanism for future programmes.
Topics will include:
Download the programme from the March 2013 seminar.
Delegates will become members of the international Cambridge Sustainability Network, which engages members through events throughout the year and exclusive publications for those wanting to learn more about sustainability and business.
CPSL brings together the leading edge academic expertise of Cambridge University, and a unique network of business, government and civil society leaders, under the Patronage of the Prince of Wales. Our approach to learning is to ensure all stakeholders understand the key issues and, crucially, where they can have influence and unlock opportunities. Following the programme, participants will become members of the Cambridge Sustainability Network, which brings together alumni from a range of sectors that share a personal commitment to sustainable development. Through the CSN you will have access to a regular newsletter, the website and alumni events.
The NHS SDU has helped shape health policy in the UK in order to develop route map to a more sustainable health service. The unit brings extensive experience of the subject including research evidence, metric development, policy development, stakeholder engagement, and creating training resources. It has conducted and updated the largest health sector carbon footprinting exercise
Download the NHS SDU's Route Map for Sustainable Health (March 2011).
The Sixteenth-century Madingley Hall was rented by Queen Victoria in the 1860s as a residence for the then Prince of Wales when he was an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge. Madingley Hall is set in landscaped grounds of over seven acres.
All bedrooms have en suite facilities and are equipped with telephones and internet connections but there are no alarm clocks or hairdryers so you may wish to bring your own. Please note that Madingley Hall does not accept payment by AMEX or Diners Card. Meals will be served in the historic dining room, and the main sessions will be held in the Saloon. There is a common room, where newspapers are provided, and a bar-lounge. Office facilities are available, including a fax and message service.
Travelling by Rail Frequent, fast trains run to Cambridge from London's King's Cross and Liverpool Street and there are good cross-country links from many other parts of the UK. Cambridge Station is 20 minutes from Madingley Hall by taxi. Travelling by Coach National Express run regular coach services from London Victoria and other destinations to the Cambridge Bus Station on Drummer Street. There are also regular coach services to London airports. Cambridge Bus Station is 20 minutes from Madingley Hall by taxi. Travelling by Car Madingley Hall is situated 3 miles west of Cambridge, and is easily accessible from the M11, the A14 and the A1. By car, central London is about 90 minutes away. From the North (via A1): leave the A14 for Dry Drayton, just after Bar Hill. In Dry Drayton, turn left just before the church. At the T-junction in Madingley turn right. After 100 yards, the Hall is on the left. From Newmarket and the East (via A14): leave the Cambridge northern by-pass on the slip-road leading to the M11/A1307/A14 –signed Huntingdon A14. Immediately after re-joining the A14 fork left for Madingley village. Pass the Three Horseshoes public house on the left. After 100 yards find the Hall gates on the right, opposite a left turn to Cambridge. From the South (via M11): leave M11 at junction 13 signed Bedford & Cambridge (A428/A1303). Turn left towards Bedford (A428). 250 yards on, turn right into Madingley. In just over a mile come to a T-junction with the Hall gates in front. From the West (via A428): after the Dry Drayton-Hardwick roundabout, the single carriageway becomes a dual carriageway. Half a mile on, take the slip road on the left signed Cambridge and Madingley. At the roundabout turn left for Madingley. The Hall gates are on the left, opposite the road signposted for Cambridge. Parking There is ample car-parking space at the Hall. Cars may be left in front of the main Hall during registration, but should then be taken to the car park. Travelling by Air The nearest airport is London Stansted, 30 minutes from Cambridge by car, with many services to many UK and European destinations. It is connected to Cambridge by a good rail link. Regular bus services operate between Cambridge and Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports. Cambridge is 20 minutes from Madingley Hall by taxi.
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Madingley Hall Madingley Cambridge CB23 8AQ Tel: +44 (0)1954 280280 (Main Switchboard) Fax: +44 (0)1954 280290 (Main Switchboard) Further information can be found on the Madingley Hall website.
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The Programme is designed for directors, decision makers and senior managers of organisations in the health care sector, with an interest or responsibility at the interface of sustainability and health.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate:
All applications are reviewed by the Selection Committee, which seeks to achieve the optimum balance of participants at each programme in terms of geographical spread, gender, and area of expertise.
The cost includes all materials and food during the seminar and accommodation for one night.
The fee is £950 for the NHS and public sector applicants and £1,500 for applicants from the private sector.
There may be some financial support available for staff in certain parts of the health system, including employer sponsorship.
The Seminar has been designed to be highly intensive and participatory, with a minimum of formal lectures and the maximum opportunity for dialogue, debate and analysis.
Plenary presentations are generally limited to between 20 and 30 minutes, leaving ample time for questions and general discussion.
Delegates choose from a variety of workshop topics on offer, led by a Core Faculty member and/or a delegate or guest contributor. The workshops are designed to provide delegates with concrete ideas to take back into the workplace.
Delegates gather regularly in small syndicate groups, each facilitated by a Core Faculty member who will work with the group throughout the Seminar. These sessions allow delegates to tackle key issues in greater depth and analyse themes in relation to their own experience. They also prepare delegates for later sessions in the Programme, ensuring that they are in a position to make maximum use of the presentations and discussion that follow.
Each delegate will be asked to introduce themselves in the first syndicate session. You will be asked to describe your role and responsibilities within your organisation, and any key achievements/challenges within the organisation with regard to sustainable development. Discussion will then lead on to each delegate's key expectations of the Seminar.
In advance of each Seminar, delegates are asked to read a small selection of briefing materials. Links to these materials will be provided on your Seminar web page and you will also be sent an email with full details.
Seminar papers and presentations, speeches and workshops will be made available on the Programme’s password-protected Alumni Network website after the seminar. Paper copies will not be provided unless specifically requested at the Seminar.
In order to encourage a relaxed and informal atmosphere, participants are welcome to wear casual dress rather than formal business attire.
A photographer will be present during the conference. If you wish to have the use of your photo restricted in any way, please notify us.
Acceptance on to a programme is by application and selection only. All applications are reviewed by the Selection Committee, which seeks to achieve the optimum balance of participants on each programme in terms of geographical spread, industry sector, gender, and area of expertise.
The CPSL seminar/workshop process involves group work which can be disrupted by the absence of a delegate from any part of the event. Participants are therefore required to be in residence on-site throughout the programme and be able to attend all sessions.
Membership of the Cambridge Sustainability Network is also conditional upon full attendance.
Please note that all programme participants are responsible for arranging their own visa for entry into the UK, should one be required. CPSL can provide an official invitation letter for the programme in order to facilitate the obtaining of a visa specifically for the dates on which the programme takes place. If you will require this, please contact us no less than four weeks prior to the programme date.
Programme places are to be guaranteed with a purchase order number or credit card details. Invoices are payable within 30 days of invoice date.
On certain programmes, a limited number of bursaries are available to support the participation of delegates from developing or emerging economies, or from the public sector or NGOs who would otherwise be unable to participate.
Cancellations are nonrefundable, however a 25% discount may be offered on a future or alternative programme. A request to transfer will be subject to the Selection Committee's approval and may not be possible.
Programme places are not transferable to other participants; substitutions will be accepted only at the discretion of the Selection Committee.
Unfortunately it is not possible to cater for accompanying spouses or other guests. The seminars are very intensive, and numbers of participants restricted, thus only delegates and speakers may attend the sessions.
In the event of non-payment, we reserve the right to refuse admittance to programme events. Within accredited programmes, submitted assignments will not be assessed and the candidate will not be recommended for an award of credit.
To hear two delegates' perspectives on the March 2012 seminar, visit this blog by Mike Knapton and Tom Pierce.
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