Green Nephrology Summit 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 09:00 - 15:00
  • 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
    Nesta Hawker
  • How can we procure sustainably in kidney care?   
    Dr Frances Mortimer, Medical Director, Campaign for Greener Healthcare

14.50    Refreshments   

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

16.00    Close   



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