NHE365: Net-Zero NHS

The NHS estate and its accompanying facilities services account for 15% of total carbon emissions.

Providing a net-zero health service will ensure efforts are made that guarantee new hospitals and buildings are net-zero compatible. This will also include upgrading the existing estate. To help with this, the government has set a new Net Zero Carbon Hospital Standard that will be implemented in spring 2021 and will apply to the 40 new hospitals that will be built as part of the government's Health Infrastructure Plan. This will involve both the use of innovative, low-carbon materials, as well as a new design that allows space for flexibility and changes in how care will be delivered in the future.

Last week, on August 25th, 2021, we brought together a community of healthcare professionals for exclusive keynote sessions and panel discussions on the greatest challenges for the health sector in achieving net-zero targets. 

During the first session, we heard from Cameron Hawkins, Head of Energy and Environment, NHS Property Services; Matthew Tulley, Redevelopment Director, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; Kirti Rudra, Energy and Carbon Solutions Director, ENGIE; Paul Graham, Waste and Sustainability Manager, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Ian Stenton, National Sustainability Programme Manager, NHS England & NHS Improvement, and Michelle McCann, Estates, Facilities and Professional Services Category Director, NHS London Procurement Partnership. 

If you'd like to see more of the lively and engaging discussions at NHE365, follow the link to register for a free account and view all of our on-demand content from previous events, including, Achieving Digital Efficiency, Staff Wellbeing & Welfare, and Infection Prevention & Decontamination. 

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NHE Sept/Oct 21

NHE Sept/Oct 21

Improving care for long-term conditions

Join us in our September/October edition of National Health Executive, as we explore a range of topics impacting and improving the care that we can deliver to patients, the facilities within which we deliver them, and the opportunities in the digital space to accent and evolve our care capabilities


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National Health Executive Presents

National Health Executive Presents

NHE365 Virtual Festival: Digital Healthcare

The integration of new technology, such as using virtual outpatient appointments instead of face-to-face reviews of patients in the hospital. Adapting the ways in which our NHS workers serve people has been critical in continuing to provide high-quality treatment, a positive patient experience and preventing Covid-19 transmission during the pandemic. Our healthcare sector has the potential to transform the way we continue to provide essential services while also improving patient care. But how easy is the integration of these innovations into routine NHS practice?

On the 28th of October, at the NHE365 Virtual Hospitals & Technology Enabled Care online event, we will be discussing patient flow and experience, reducing waiting times, reducing the patient backlog and increasing technology adoption. Will you be attending? 

Finger on the Pulse

Ep 14. Health messaging is a science, Professor Craig Jackson

On Episode 14 of NHE's Finger on the Pulse podcast, we're joined by Professor Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology
Birmingham City University to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, the health messaging around it and how those in power have missed a trick by overlooking the key role of psychology in informing the public of restrictions, measures and the ever-changing situation

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