19 August 2020 | Virtual Event

Picking up the pace on sustainability strategies to achieve a greener NHS

Intro Video 

Chair: Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

10:00 - 10:30

Assessing the climate health emergency and current state of play
While priorities have shifted to the covid-19 response, environmental sustainability remains a systemic issue. What can we learn from the pandemic, and can the system establish a new normal of increased resilience in the face of disruption?

Hear from healthcare leaders on where to focus your sustainability efforts for the biggest impact in the national push towards a greener NHS.


Panellists include:

Fiona Daly, National Sustainability and EFM Workforce Lead, NHS England & NHS Improvement
Nick Watts,
Executive Director, Lancet Countdown and Chair, NHS Net Zero Expert Task Force
Dame Jackie Daniel,
Chief Executive, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sonia Roschnik,
International Climate Policy Director, Health Care Without Harm

10:30 - 10:40

Live Q&A

10:40 - 10:55

Short break and session change

10:55 – 11:25

Working towards a greener NHS estate

The NHS is responsible of over 5% of the UK’s carbon footprint, and has fallen behind other sectors when it comes to response and reducing environmental impact. Across the estate, there are a number of key areas to tackle including energy consumption, single-use plastic, water usage, fuel and waste. 

Hear the debate around the scale of the challenges at hand and learn about some “quick wins” and initiatives implemented within the NHS to reduce their negative environmental impact, that you can look to take on board yourself, to drive towards a greener NHS.

In association with NHS Property Services
Chaired by Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panellists include:

Fiona Daly, National Sustainability and EFM Workforce Lead, NHS England & NHS Improvement
Cameron Hawkins,
Head of Energy and Environment, NHS Property Services 

11:25 – 11:35

Live Q&A

11:35 – 11:50

Short break and session change

11:50 – 12:20

Defining and executing your Green Plan/Sustainable Development Management Plan

Hear from the most sustainably progressive trusts on steps being taken to meet the net zero carbon target, and where your organisation should focus its efforts in creating an effective Sustainable Development Management Plan.

In association with Boehringer Ingelheim
Chaired by Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panellists include:

Uday Bose, Managing Director, Boehringer Ingelheim
James Dixon,
Head of Sustainability, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chris Long,
Chief Executive, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 

12:20 – 12:30

Live Q&A

12:30 – 12:45

Short break and session change

12:45 - 13:15

Delivering the NHS’s first ever green health building

NHS England has just given the go ahead for one of the most energy efficient buildings in the NHS, Foleshill Primary Health Centre in Coventry. It will be the greenest building of its type in the UK and will be certified to the Passivhaus standard.

Community Health Partnerships (CHP) and Coventry and Rugby CCG are jointly delivering the project and you can hear from them about the health and environmental benefits of the approach, its modular off-site construction and how it will improve facilities for patients and clinicians while reducing emissions and costs, freeing up more money for healthcare.

In association with CHP

Chaired by Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ

Panellists include:

Jamie Andrews, Investment Director, CHP
Julian Humphreys, Programme Manager, CHP

13:15 - 13:25

Live Q&A

Closing remarks and end of live sessions 

On demand session

Optimising patient pathways to achieve a sustainable system and improved carbon footprint

With a rapid increase in virtual consultations and digital interfacing in the current environment, the focus on reducing travel associated with hospital and GP appointment attendance and home visits is stronger than ever. 

5% of road traffic in England is attributed to NHS-related travel, which is responsible for 13% of the NHS carbon footprint. Hear about the impact of pathway adherence and digital patient support on the carbon footprint, with transferable ideas to implement across your system.

Panellists include:

Fiona Adshead, Chair, Sustainable Healthcare Coalition
Tom Gausden,
Senior Business Manager, Patients Know Best

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