Patients, visitors, workers, and suppliers to the NHS account for roughly 3.5% of all road travel in England, accounting for nearly 14% of the sector’s total emissions, stated in the Delivering a ‘Net Zero’ National Health Service report.
Back in May, National Health Executive brought together industry leaders from the health sector on the NHE365 virtual event platform to discuss achieving the NHS net-zero targets.
During our fourth session of the day, we were joined by:
- Janet Smith, Head of Sustainability, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
- Kirsty Wavish, Green Plan Programme Manager, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
- Oliver Slaughter, Head of Environmental Services, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
- Sue Wales, Head of Strategic Transformation, Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
These panellists explored the growth of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, organisations promoting healthy, active modes of transportation like cycling and walking and how providers and healthcare organisations can work together to help achieve net-zero targets.
After our Travel & Transport panel we were joined by James Bate, Senior Project Manager, South East Greener NHS Programme, NHS England who delivered an exclusive keynote session.
James discussed climate change and air pollution, health impacts, Ella Kissi-Debra and Coroner’s report, examples of best practice, tools and resources available to improve air pollution and working with local authorities across Integrated Care Systems.
Watch the on-demand now via the video at the top of this page or click here to view our catalogue of on-demand videos from past events.