NHS partner InnoScot Health will be sharing innovation learnings drawn from rural affairs and climate change during the next in its series of healthcare webinars. 

The accessible, bitesize ‘lunch & learn’ sessions are hosted on Microsoft Teams and see InnoScot Health staff regularly sharing their deep knowledge and insights on innovation, while also providing a platform for inspiring guest speakers. 

The next free to join webinar this November, entitled Interconnected innovation – healthcare learnings from animals and the environment will be led by the organisation’s head of innovation Robert Rea and innovation manager Leigh Mair.  

They will be joined by guest speakers Dr Adam Giangreco from SRUC, Scotland’s Rural College and Dr Ken Barker from NHS Highland. 

Dr Giangreco is head of business development at the Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre (RAVIC) at SRUC. He will be speaking on where and how SRUC research and innovation crosses over into human health and wellbeing, both directly and indirectly. 

Dr Barker is Consultant Anaesthetist, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee Association of Anaesthetists, and Clinical Lead of National Green Theatres Programme for the Centre for Sustainable Delivery (CfSD). He will be speaking about sustainability ambitions in clinical practice. 

The webinar takes place on Thursday 30 November from 12 until 12.45pm

Rea said: “Our upcoming webinar will see us sharing learnings drawn from the world around us. It will focus on two distinct areas, both of which can help to improve our understanding of, and progress in, healthcare innovation for humanity. 

“One aspect will be the relationship between animal and human health and where those connections meet; the other will be centred on the environment, sustainability, and the NHS Scotland drive to hit Net Zero by 2040, necessitating far-reaching solutions. 

“Indeed, InnoScot Health’s sustainability innovation call is helping to identify those solutions. 

“These are separate discussions in many ways, but in fact all are interrelated and that is what we will learn more about from our two Highlands and Islands-based speakers. Human health is closely connected to that of animals, plants, and the environment.” 

Register here.