As COP26 comes close the many groups in the UK working to counter the harm to health from the climate and environmental crisis are holding short seminars to describe what they do. They will also talk about particular topics like climate justice, decarbonising health care, and working with the private sector. The seminars are virtual and free.
COP26: Addressing the climate crisis and health
A free two-part webinar series for healthcare professionals to get involved in action to address the health impacts of climate change...
Chair, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
HIFA profile: Richard Smith is chair of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, the Lancet Commission on the Value of Death, the Point of Care Foundation (which works to make health care more humane), and Patients Know Best, a company that gives patients control of their health and social care records. He was previously editor of the BMJ and chief executive of the BMJ Publishing Group, chair of icddr,b (formerly International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh), and director of the UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative, a programme with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to create centres in low and middle income countries to conduct research and build capacity in relation to NCD. He blogs regularly for the BMJ and on his own website (https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com). richardswsmith AT yahoo.co.uk