Sustainability is about providing high quality patient care today without compromising the care we provide tomorrow.

The 2012 NHS carbon footprint report shows procurement is responsible for 65% of all carbon consumed in the NHS. Procurement is based on clinical decisions, making Deaneries one of the most important organisations in supporting sustainable development in the NHS. With 2500 current trainees, the Severn Deanery is the perfect catalyst for sustainable change in the clinical setting. This can be achieved through sharing an understanding of embodied carbon, through encouraging innovative use of the resources needed to provide care, and through supporting our clinicians of tomorrow to develop the green agenda.

It's no wonder the Severn Deanery aims to be the leading Deanery in sustainability.
We are committed to sustainable development and to reducing the impact on the environment both in the office and in training our future medical workforce.
The Deanery has an energetic and devoted Green Team led by Dr Geoffrey Wright



The Green Team is working on five areas: health, energy, transport, purchasing and waste with a view to expand into the sustainable delivery of training.

 The Severn Deanery, under the South West Strategic Health Authority is a current member of the 10:10 carbon reduction campaign


Sustainability Short Film

Severn Postgraduate Medical Education has created a new film concerning sustainable working practices across the region.
We encourage everyone involved with postgraduate medical education to take a look because it contains ideas and information about how we as an organisation can reduce our carbon footprint to meet national targets.

Sustainability Short Film

We hope that you enjoy it