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The way forward for net-zero health services - progress, the estate, services, supply chain, workforce support, public health, and the international and UK-wide dimension

Morning, Thursday, 21st April 2022

This conference focuses on priorities, practicalities, and next steps for achieving net-zero health services in the UK.

Areas for discussion include latest developments, opportunities and challenges in:

  • the estate - energy efficiencies and waste management
  • energy - decarbonisation and use of renewables
  • infrastructure - including sustainable design
  • the supply chain - options for reducing emissions

Delegates will assess initial progress and the next steps following the Delivering a ‘Net Zero’ National Health Service strategy - which committed to cutting emissions that the NHS can control to net-zero by 2040, and those that the NHS can influence to net-zero by 2045 - as well as the UK health services net-zero pledge at COP26.

The agenda also looks at wider issues for sustainability in care delivery and public health, including:

  • workforce support and training - developing care practices and pathways
  • ICS - the role of integrated care systems in sustainability across local areas
  • public health - potential impacts from improving healthcare practices
  • climate change - preparing for challenges for public health

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Dr Natalia Kurek, Senior Clinical Lead, Greener NHS Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement; and Sonia Roschnik, International Climate Policy Director, Healthcare Without Harm. There will also be contributions from: the ABHI; Arup; AstraZeneca; the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare; Global Action Plan; the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change; Wates Construction Group; and the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Global Change and Health.

The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the Department of Health and Social Care; and the Welsh Government.

Keynote Speaker

Dr Natalia Kurek

Senior Clinical Lead, Greener NHS Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Keynote Speakers

Dr Natalia Kurek

Senior Clinical Lead, Greener NHS Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Sonia Roschnik

International Climate Policy Director, Healthcare Without Harm


Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP

Chair, Environmental Audit Committee

Nadia Whittome MP

Member, Environmental Audit Committee


Professor Paul Wilkinson

Professor of Environmental Epidemiology/ Co-Director,, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/ World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Global Change and Health

Asha Devi

UKIMEA Region Healthcare Lead, Arup

Professor Jason Snape

Global Head of Environmental Protection, AstraZeneca

Larissa Lockwood

Director of Clean Air, Global Action Plan

Claire Igoe

Sustainability Co-Lead, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership; and Head of Sustainability, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Luella Trickett

Director of Value and Access, ABHI

Bonnie Chu

Healthcare Design Director, Wates Construction Group

Dr Richard Smith

Chair, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

Dr Hayley Pinto

Education and Training Lead, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare