Morning, Friday, 20th March 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will discuss key issues for environmental sustainability in healthcare.
It takes place with the drive to reducing carbon emissions and waste becoming a central policy focus across government and public services, and follows the commitment in the Climate Change Act to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050 - as well as a raft of measures being put in place to reduce the use of single-use plastics.
The seminar comes as the new government makes specific environmental sustainability pledges including:
- Reduce plastics pollution by introducing a levy and extending producer responsibility;
- Reach net zero by 2050 and set up an office for environmental protection; and
- Introduce legal targets on air quality.
Delegates will assess how the NHS and wider health industry can respond whilst still maintaining their quality of care.
Areas for discussion include:
- The practicalities and impact of policy implementation;
- Sharing best practice across local systems; and
- Engaging healthcare professionals and the supply chain.
There will be keynote contributions from Sonia Roschnik, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit; James Hawkins, Executive Director, NHS Digital; Chris Large, Senior Partner, Global Action Plan; Claire Lund, Head, Environmental Sustainability, GSK; Nick Martin, Head of Sustainability, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and Anne Woolridge, Chief Operating Officer, Independent Safety Services.
- Environmental sustainability in healthcare and delivering targets in the NHS Long Term Plan;
- Incentives and drivers for change: commissioning, procurement, and efficiency improvements;
- Creating environmentally sustainable health systems: cross-sector collaboration, engagement, and ensuring high quality patient care:
- Public health return on investment from addressing climate change and promoting prevention;
- Engaging healthcare professionals and the impact on patient care, quality, and safety;
- Reducing the carbon footprint of the life sciences industry;
- Water use and waste management in the NHS estate; and
- Supporting sustainability in the NHS through technology.
- Measuring local progress and the role of new models of care: developing metrics, leadership, and comparing financial and carbon savings.