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The Sustainable Practice and Innovation in ICU Network for Cheshire & Mersey has been founded by two doctors in training in our region:

  • Sam Clark

    Now a Consultant Intensivist at Mid-Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Darius Zeinali

    Advanced Clinical Fellow at the Royal Liverpool Hospital

We have been endorsed by the Cheshire & Mersey Adult Critical Care Network and are supported by Mersey ICM.

To find out more, including reading our latest newsletter, follow the 'News and more' button below.

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Our Mission Statement

The health sector accounts for almost 5% of global carbon emissions, and the provision of care to the critically ill is resource intensive. Environmental sustainability must be a core consideration of how we deliver care in our critical care units, not an afterthought. Embedding environmental governance within each critical care unit is paramount, in line with the NHS’ commitment to reach net zero by 2045. Follow the links at the bottom of this page to find out more

SPIN-CM will enable sustainable governance to become part of core practice across the Cheshire and Merseyside Critical Care Network, through:

  • connecting healthcare professionals across our organisations who will champion sustainability within our practice
  • supporting sustainability education & research, and
  • sharing best practice, empowering change to cascade across our Network's organisations

Our invited members

A map of Merseyside

We invite all members of the Cheshire and Merseyside Critical Care Network to join us:

  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mid-Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Nobles Hospital (Isle of Man)
  • The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • Warrington & Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Our Strategy

Through identifying green champions on each site, and engaging ICU leadership teams, we will:

  • establish channels of communication
  • map good practice
  • prioritise Sus-QI projects
  • incorporate principles of sustainable governance into existing structures
  • deliver sustainability teaching topics
  • engage in sustainability in research

Become a Green Champion

We want to identify colleagues from across all job roles working in our units, who are passionate about sustainability and improvement.

A Green Champion might be:

  • a pharmacist who wants to reduce medicines and consumables wastage in critical care
  • a nurse who wants to reduce clinical waste
  • a housekeeper who wants to do something about the number of disposable cups we go through
  • or anybody else who is concerned for the future of human and planetary health

The first step is to join our mailing list, using the button below.


Other Links

For more information about the Greener NHS plan, visit their website here (link opens a new tab).

For more information about how critical care units can work to achieve net zero, we recommend this open access article in the British Medical Journal here (opens a new tab).