TO BE PUBLISHED March 2020
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.
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, Director of Strategy, NHS Digital; Chris Large, Senior Partner, Global Action Plan; Claire Lund, Head, Environmental Sustainability, GSK and Nick Martin, Head of Sustainability at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.
- 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.
The seminar comes as several parties make broader environmental sustainability proposals in their manifestos, with proposals or pledges to:
- introduce a Climate and Environment Emergency Bill and a new Clean Air Act, alongside the goal for an NHS Forest to enable the NHS to become net zero;
- reach net zero by 2050 and set up a Office For Environmental Protection;
- deliver a 10-year programme to cut emissions and lower greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2045; and
- introduce a Green New Deal and the aim to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2030.
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