The environmental crisis is an urgent health emergency, affecting both public health and planetary health.

NHS England has a net-zero strategy and the Health and Care Act 2022 includes statutory legislation for NHS England to contribute to and report on environmental sustainability.

The School of Sport and Health Sciences has also pledged a commitment to supporting education which helps the NHS to reduce its environmental footprint and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  The University of Brighton is also committed to a Global Challenges initiative to embed sustainability into teaching, research and campus operations.


The Sustainable Healthcare Principles module can be taken as stand-alone credit for continuing professional development, or used within a BSc, PG Cert, PGDip or MSc course.


The School has a Sustainability Special Interest Group which aims to:

  • Establish sustainable learning, teaching and assessments in the School
  • Embed sustainability within the curriculum of all courses delivered by the School
  • Enable research into sustainability in health and healthcare practice
  • Enact sustainability in operational practices within the School


All staff and students are welcome to join the Sustainability Special Interest Group by emailing



The School of Sport and Health Sciences’ dedication to improving sustainability in healthcare is seen through: