Sharing best practice and innovation to deliver a Net Zero NHS
The AHSN Network Environmental Sustainability Community of Interest is hosting a series of sharing and learning events aimed at supporting organisations with innovations and initiatives to support delivery of a Net Zero NHS.
In October 2020, the Delivering a Net Zero NHS Report was published outlining ambitions for the NHS to reduce its carbon impact and improve environmental sustainability. Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) and Hospital Trusts are now required to have environmental sustainability strategies and responsible leaders in place at Board Level.
This introductory event will provide an overview of national ambitions and strategies, as well as learnings from Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital who has an established environmental sustainability strategy and culture.
The agenda for this webinar includes:
• Greener NHS Team at NHS England will focus on the work they are undertaking to support systems and regions with the Net Zero ambitions.
• James Dixon, Head of Sustainability at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hosptials NHS FT will describe his journey in environmental sustainability within the Trust, including establishing projects and governance, establishing an identity, securing top-level commitment for action, articulating their vision, goals and action plan, and achievements.
• Q&A sessions.
Who should attend
This event is open to anyone working in the NHS with an interest in knowing more about environmental sustainability but it will be of particular interest to those working in Trusts and ICSs to develop their environmental sustainability strategies.