Healthy Planet Better World

Friday, December 9, 2016 to Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:30 - 12:30
Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ, GB

Two day conference organised by Medact ("Health Professionals for a Better, Safer, Fairer World") - this year themed on sustainabilty and health.

The health community has both a mandate and an interest in calling for the social, political and economic actions required to mitigate and adapt to environmental change. This forum will examine:

  1. The relationship between environment and health, covering a wide range of interconnected issues related to the breaching of planetary boundaries.
  2. How delegates can address the impacts of environmental change on health. 

Be sure to look out for the "Sustainability in the NHS" session at 3.45pm on the 9th:

Sustainability in the NHS,1545-1700 on Friday 9th December

Chaired by Steve Thornton, Vice Principal of Health and Executive Dean, Barts & London NHS Trust. Panel:                                                                                                                        

  1. Dr. David Pencheon, Director, Sustainable Development Unit, NHS England / Public Health England: “The NHS: building a sustainable organisation”
  2. Dr. Frances Mortimer, Medical Director, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare: “The Sustainable Physician”
  3. Dr. Rachel Cottam, Sustainability Lead, Brighton & Hove CCG: “Sustainability in Practice”

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