Sustainability Hero award announced

Published: 28 Jun 2024

🎉 The winners of the Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2024 Sustainability Hero award have been announced today; congratulations to: 🎉

WINNER: Zahra Shehabi, Dentistry, Barts Health NHS Trust

The award recognises a project that aims to meet the NHS target of net zero by 2040/5 and sustainability awareness in dentistry, which is typically resource intensive. The judges felt that this was a truly descriptive, extensive project with multiple outputs that were extremely well summarised. There was a sound evidence base and clear methodology, setting out the journey from collecting data to making improvements.

The team (pictured below) had this to say on their award win:

“Everyone in the team was delighted to have won this award. The most rewarding thing about the sustainability quality improvement project has been working with different people from different specialities and levels of experience, and empowering others to get involved and make change happen. This collective effort was driven by our passion to ensure we provide dentistry without harm and reduce our contribution to the climate crisis!”

COMMENDED: Adam Jones and Hiba Al-Diwani, University of Leeds / Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Recognised for their project which aims to reduce the climate impact of conscious sedation services provided by the Leeds Dental Institute. The judges commended this “excellent” project for identifying a need and then designing a clear project to address that need

COMMENDED: Simon Tso and the Dermatology team, South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust

The group was recognised for a project that is designed to support the meeting of British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS) guidance on environmentally sustainable skin surgery. The judges were impressed with the fact that it looked at ‘sustainability’ from multiple angles, as well as the fact that they had a clear project design and focus to their work.

Further information about the awards: Clinical Audit Heroes awards.

The Clinical Audit Heroes Awards (part of Clinical Audit Awareness Week)

The Sustainability Hero award is one of five categories in this year’s Clinical Audit Heroes Awards. The winners of each award are announced at a series of daily Lunch & Learn events, hosted by N-QI-CAN, on each of the award topics from 24-28 June 2024. Details of these events (and recordings for those who wish to listen again, once they have taken place) – in addition to news of all the winners and a range of events and activities – can be found on the Clinical Audit Awareness Week webpage.

And don’t forget to join in the fun by sharing online, using #CAAW24!