"Sustainability in critical care involves responsible healthcare which does not put future financial, environmental and social resourcing at risk.  Addressing the environmental aspect is now strongly encouraged in the Delivering a Net Zero Health Service report  from the national Greener NHS programme because the NHS causes 4% of the entire country’s carbon footprint.  Further information about greening up critical care nursing can be found b y joining the Critical Care Susnet online network and from the GREEN-ICU research team." 

  1. The GREEN-ICU (GREater ENvironmental sustainability in Intensive Care Units) research project is led by Dr Heather Baid at the University of Brighton as a collaborative collection of studies aiming to contribute to the evidence-base about environmentally sustainable intensive care.  Find out more HERE 

  2. Brighton University SHARE Conference 2021 - Resetting the Agenda for Sustainable Healthcare: HERE 

  3. Critical Care Susnet network link from the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare HERE

  4. Centre for Sustainable Healthcare: HERE

  5. ANZIC Sustainability Toolkit – A beginners guide to sustainability in the ICU HERE

  6.  “Visitor’s Experiences of an Evidence-Based Designed Healthcare Environment in an Intensive Care Unit” by Fredrika Sundberg, PhD, CCRN1 , Isabell Fridh, PhD, CCRN1 , Berit Lindahl, PhD, CCRN1 and Ingemar Ka╦Üreholt, PhD2  HERE
  7. "Sustainability in critical care practice: A grounded theory study" by Heather Baid PhD, MSc, BSN, RN, SFHEA , Janet Richardson PhD, PGCE, BSc, RN , Julie Scholes DPhil, MSc, RN, Clair Hebron PhD, MSc, PGCert, BSc(Hons), MMACP, MCSP, FHEA, First published: 12 December 2019 HERE

BACCN continually strive to greater sustainability.  At the beggining of 2021 we took the decision to move the NICC Journal to online only.

Please see our BACCN Statement on Environmental Sustainability May 2023.  (To be reviewed June 2025.)


Please also see about sustainability at our Conferences HERE