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CORNWALL HEALTH AND CLIMATE SKILLS LAB

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Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

BEDRUTHAN HOTEL

Mawgan Porth

TR8 4BU

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A gathering of all the health and care clans, and colleagues, wishing to step up to create a climate/health emergency plan for Cornwall

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The climate emergency is a health emergency. The Lancet, and the World Health Organisation, have named the climate emergency as the greatest threat facing human health. Action is being taken across the UK by individual healthcare professionals, individual healthcare teams, and entire Trusts. Cornwall is ready to face the climate emergency and its inextricable relationship with our health and care systems, people and obligations. This is our first collective gathering of healthcare and other professionals from across Cornwall and beyond, to ensure we all understand the science, the healthcare system and other systems it impacts, and how we can take action individually, collectively and structurally.

No prior understanding is required; you can be involved in health care in any way, directly or indirectly; all you need is a desire to find out more about what action you can take, and how we can learn from those already doing that.

Speakers, conversations and knowledge exchange on health impacts of rising temperatures, extreme weather events and changing food, ecology and air quality on patients, staff and infrastucture; on financial impacts; on behavioural change, on the psychology of inaction; on how we need to consider everything from the plastic in hospitals to planning for housing and transport, which have so much impact on health.

There is much to understand, many connections to see, challenging conversations to be had.

This is the beginning of those conversations, and the start of the plans we need to make, together. Come and be part of this. We need you.

This is a self-funded non-profit making event organised by Health Declares Kernow, Cafe Disruptif and Volunteer Cornwall. The ticket fee covers the day on 20th March, including lunch and refreshments, and will help pay for speaker transport and accommodation. We are also arranging the possibility of booking a meal on 19th, and 20th, in the evening, paid for separately, to continue the discussion.If you would wish to book this, please email us directly on wildlybrilliant@outlook.com. Thank you.

This event is currently being registered for 5 CPD points.

Speakers and contributors (in the flesh, by the magic of the internet and via transfer of emerging good practice) include David Pencheon, formerly NHS/PHE Sustainable Development Unit, now Hon Professor of Health and Sustainable Development at the University of Exeter Medical School; James Dixon of the Newcastle NHS Trust; and James Szymankiewicz, Devon GP, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare and (in a splendid example of transdisciplinary collaboration) Chair of the Devon LNP ( Devon Local Nature Partnership;Cornwall also has an LNP); senior strategic staff within Cornwall Foundation Trust, RCHT and the European Centre for Env and Human Health; and local clinicians and practitioners on the front line of climate/health impacts.

If you are able to donate to ensure someone else can come who cannot secure the budget, please do email Manda on the email above and we will ensure this happens.

Please note... the £50 ticket fee pays for the event, including the travel costs of the speakers from outside Cornwall, who are also offering their insights free us all in this county. The £30 ticket option is a special option for those who cannot persuade their employing Trust or practice to pay for them to come. It will pay for the venue and lunch and is too low to make contribution to our speakers. Please encourage your employer to pay their full share of the event, being run on goodwill, thin air and dedication, by reimbursing you the full ticket option. Thank you! This is how we all contribute to the collective good... :)

We have also provided 10 free student places to ensure students can attend; if we are able, we will provide more. We would just ask you to help out on the day. We've kept the ticket price as affordable as possible to just cover costs, but ensure we have as many people come together as we can on this critical issue of our time. Thank you!

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Thursday 19th: evening meal at Bedruthan Hotel (to be paid for separately)

Friday 20th: Main event, 9-5pm; evening meal (to be paid for separately) at Bedruthan Hotel

Saturday 21st: Morning coffee, round up, beach walk and send off for those who have stayed overnight.

Accommodation is available at the Hotel, to be paid for separately by delegates. The non-profit fee is for the venue hire, refreshments and lunch, a contribution to speaker travel fees and the student places. Thanks, all! :) Permanently Brilliant (home of Cafe Disruptif) is managing all payments.

For information on the Climate Emergency Declaration and work of Newcastle, click here: http://www.newcastle-hospitals.org.uk/news/news-item-23892.aspx

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