Air Quality Healthcare Hub

Welcome to the Air Quality Healthcare Hub – a dedicated place for Clean Air Champions to find training opportunities, downloadable resources and useful information about this project.

Our webinars provide opportunities for learning, building confidence and meeting other Champions who are delivering, or starting to deliver, air quality advice to patients. We will record sessions for those unable to attend live.

The webinars offer presentations from key air quality experts on particular topics such as gas cooking, domestic wood-burning and indoor air quality, which will build on the information introduced in the initial training session.

Webinar 1: Wednesday, 15th May 2024, 12-1pm

This webinar saw Southampton City Council launch the official Clean Air Champion Network, Global Action Plan tell us about Clean Air Day and how you can get involved, and a local clinician sharing first-hand expertise about incorporating air quality advice into consultations.
Catch up with Webinar 1 here.

Webinar 2: Wednesday, 17th July 2024, 12-1pm
Professor Stephen Holgate: Air Pollution – The Greatest Environmental Risk to Health in the UK.
Sign up here to receive the Zoom link or video recording for Webinar 2.

Webinar 3: Wednesday, 18th September 2024, 12-1pm

Webinar 4: Wednesday, 13th November 2024, 12-1pm

Webinar 5: Wednesday, 8th January 2025, 12-1pm

Webinar 6: Wednesday, 26th February 2025, 12-1pm

The Champions WhatsApp Community is now live! The WhatsApp group is for Champions to chat, swap ideas and share good examples of engaging patients and colleagues with air quality topics.

To join, click here, using the device you’d like to join from, or scan the QR code.

Please note that your number will be visible to the other healthcare professionals who are part of the Champions’ Community.

Alternatively, email your phone number to cleanair@environmentcentre.com and we can add you directly.

We’re delighted to share with you Global Action Plan’s new air quality resources. These resources have been tailored for Southampton patients, following a co-design workshop with Southampton clinicians in January 2024.

Air pollution impacts us all
Air pollution affects you from your first breath to your last

Leaflet for adults
Leaflet for adults (easy-print)
Checklist for children
Checklist for children (easy-print)

The easy-print versions have both A5 sides on one A4 page to make it easier for you to print yourself.

The resources have also been translated into the following languages:

Arabic
Farsi
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Romanian
Urdu

Please feel free to share these with patients and colleagues.

If you haven’t yet received hard copies, please email cleanair@environmentcentre.com with your preferred delivery address so we can get these to you.

In addition to gathering feedback from Champions on how training and resources have improved their knowledge and understanding of air pollution, we would also like to gather feedback from patients.

During the first six months of the project, we aim to understand patients’ perceptions of air pollution following their conversations with health professionals.

We would really appreciate it if you’d share a short survey (five questions) with patients you’ve spoken to about air quality. There is no reference back to specific healthcare professionals, so please feel free to share!

The topics:

  • Their understanding of indoor and outdoor air pollution.
  • Their knowledge of how to reduce their exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution.
  • Their confidence in taking action to reduce their exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution.
  • Their intention to take actions to reduce exposure/contributions.
  • Which action(s) they intend to take.

You can text or email the survey link to your patients after your consultation, or you could print out the handy QR code below to tape to your desk.

Direct link: https://forms.office.com/e/pRWcJnMBht
QR code

You can watch the initial Clean Air Champions training session on the You Tube link below.

Clean Air Champion Training (youtube.com)

Download the supporting slides.

Clean Air Day is the UK’s largest clean air campaign. Champions are already planning to take action for Clean Air Day by hosting stalls in their surgery or department, and delivering team training on or around 20th June.

If you’d like to learn more, Global Action Plan gave us more information on how to get involved at our webinar held on Wednesday, 15th May. You can hear more from GAP and join the Champions’ Whatsapp Community to hear what other Champions have planned.

Please let us know what you’re planning, no matter how big or small, by emailing cleanerair@globalactionplan.org.uk.