Westminster Health Forum policy conference

Environmental sustainability in healthcare

20 Mar 202003/20/2020 08:00am 03/20/2020 12:00pm Westminster Health Forum policy conference The seminar will discuss key issues for environmental sustainability in healthcare. TBC Central London Europe/London public

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TBC Central London

The seminar will discuss key issues for environmental sustainability in healthcare. 

It takes place with the drive to reducing carbon emissions and waste becoming a central policy focus across government and public services, and follows the commitment in the Climate Change Act to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050 - as well as a raft of measures being put in place to reduce the use of single-use plastics.

The seminar comes as the new government makes specific environmental sustainability pledges, including:

  • Reduce plastics pollution by introducing a levy and extending producer responsibility;
  • Reach net-zero by 2050 and set up an office for environmental protection; and
  • Introduce legal targets on air quality.

Delegates will assess how the NHS and wider health industry can respond whilst still maintaining their quality of care.

Areas for discussion include:

  • The practicalities and impact of policy implementation;
  • Sharing best practice across local systems; and
  • Engaging healthcare professionals and the supply chain.

We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from:

  • Sonia Roschnik, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit
  • James Hawkins, Executive Director, NHS Digital
  • Chris Large, Senior Partner, Global Action Plan
  • Nick Martin, Head of Sustainability, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • Claire Lund, Head, Environmental Sustainability, GSK
  • Dr Richard Smith, Chair, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
  • Anne Woolridge, Chief Operating Officer, Independent Safety Services​


    Dr Olivia Bush, The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare; Amy Butterworth Fernandes, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Adam Newman, WRM

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