7 June 2022, online
Prioritising next steps to meet the net zero target and achieve a greener NHS

09.30 – 10.10

Opening keynote

Leading the NHS response to the global climate and health emergency

In this opening session we’ll hear how NHSE are responding to the outcomes from COP26, learnings from the Covid-19 response and how international commitments are shaping domestic actions to reach net-zero. Within this context we’ll be asking what this means for the NHS and the ambition to become the world’s first healthcare system to reach net zero carbon emissions.  

We’ll also hear from inspirational NHS board-level leaders and how they’re embedding sustainability into the heart of their organisations, developing the infrastructure, culture and partnerships that will sustain a priority focus through system recovery. We’ll be exploring how to overcome the tensions and challenges in delivering on sustainability goals – and share lessons and ideas for success.


Dr Nick Watts, Chief Sustainability Officer , NHS England

10.10– 10.20

Short break and session change

10.20 – 11.00

Panel discussion

Working collaboratively across systems to deliver on ICS Green Plans – Unlocking the potential  

  • Moving forwards at pace to catch up on ICS delays and the knock-on effect for local sustainability goals 
  • Contrasting approaches to ICS Green Plans and reflecting on common themes, priorities and roadmaps 
  • Exploring resourcing and capital investment requirements to deliver on Green Plans - and tackling current constraints 
  • Developing the system and place-based partnerships required to create capacity, unlock potential and deliver impact  
  • Developing the measures for carbon reduction across the ICS – shared learning and implementation 


Claire Igoe, Head of Environmental Sustainability (MFT) and NW Net Zero Lead

Dave Sweeney, Executive Director of Partnerships, Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership

11.00 – 11.20

Short break and session change

11.20 – 12.00

Panel Discussion

Incorporating social value in procurement: Leveraging the influence of NHS organisations as anchor institutions

  • Hear from leaders of NHS anchor institutions and how they have embedded sustainability and social value into organisational strategies, especially around procuring goods and services
  • Find out how suppliers are adapting to embed social value into category management and procurement processes and how they are actively supporting NHS customers to utilise these frameworks and incorporate social value
  • Take back strategies and advice to help develop your organisation’s role as an anchor institution within the local community, to identify social issues that can be resolved together with suppliers including, local employment, wellbeing, training opportunities and decarbonisation


Alexandra Hammond, Head of Sustainable Procurement & Supply Chain at NHS
England and NHS Improvement

Brian Mangan, Value Based Procurement Lead, NHS Supply Chain 

Michael Wood, Head of Health Economic Partnerships, NHS Confederation

12.00 – 12.10

Short break and session change 

12.10 – 12.50

Panel discussion

The journey to net zero: Exploring quick wins and new initiatives delivering impact

  • Hear best practice examples from Trusts who have successfully reduced their carbon emissions through innovative practices and process transformation
  • Explore and analyse the rationale behind a variety of Green Plans and how Trusts are prioritising their sustainability initiatives
  • Find out the importance of an organisational wide approach to sustainability and embedding more environmentally friendly procedures from the operating theatre right through to the management of waste •Measuring the impact of Green initiatives and optimising the opportunity within the organisation, regionally and nationally
  • Measuring the impact of Green initiatives and optimising the opportunity within the organisation, regionally and nationally 


Marc Beaumont, Head of Sustainability, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 

Alexis Percival, Environmental & Sustainability Manager, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust 

Cara Turton-Chambers, Environment and Engagement Officer, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 

12.50 – 13.00

Closing remarks and end of live sessions

13.30 – 14.15

Interactive discussion group 1

How can industry partners best support NHS organisations to achieve sustainability targets?

Moderated by Sanofi


Interactive discussion group 2

Embedding net zero principles across all clinical services


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