Green Nephrology Summit 2010
- How can kidney care be made greener and better?
- What IS a carbon footprint?
- What do patients think about it all?
- And finally... what has that Green Nephrology Fellow been getting up to all year?
Join us on 24 September 2010 in Birmingham, for a one-day event to celebrate and build upon the achievements of the Green Nephrology project in 2009-10.
The Summit is sponsored by the Association of Renal Industries and NHS Kidney Care. Attendance is free of charge but numbers are limited - REGISTER NOW at the bottom of this page. Unfortunately, for technical reasons at the venue, we are not able to arrange remote access to the Summit via the web - however we do plan to produce a video summary which will be accessible via the Green Nephrology web pages after the event.
Venue: Education Centre, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH. Download travel directions.
10.00 Arrival & refreshments
10.30 The seventh dimension of quality
Dr Donal O’Donoghue, National Clinical Director for Kidney Services
10.45 Context: sustainability in the NHS & beyond
Dr David Pencheon, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit
11.00 Green Nephrology achievements of 2009-10
Dr Andrew Connor, Green Nephrology Fellow 2009-10
11.20, 11.50 (repeated) Morning workshops: “masterclasses”
- Carbon footprinting of a local renal service
Dr Andrew Connor
- Telephone clinics in renal transplant follow up
Dr Rob Higgins, Consultant Nephrologist, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire
- Waste water recovery
Steve Milne, Renal Technician, East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust
12.20 Knowledge Market, Awards (& lunch)
13.30 Patient perspective
Andy Williamson, Vice Chair, Guy’s and St Thomas Kidney Patients’ Association
13.40 Commissioner perspective
Nesta Hawker, Specialised Commissioning Manager, North West
13.50, 14.20 (repeated) Afternoon workshops: debate and planning
- Developing the Green Nephrology Network, supporting local action
Dr Andrew Connor
- Sustainability and patient self-care
Andy Williamson and Dr Steven Laitner, National Clinical Lead for Shared Decision Making, Department of Health
- Commissioning sustainable kidney care
- How can we procure sustainably in kidney care?
Dr Frances Mortimer, Medical Director, Campaign for Greener Healthcare
15.05 The way forward: next steps
Sir Muir Gray, Director, NHS National Knowledge Service
15.45 Closing remarks
Dr Charlie Tomson, President, Renal Association