Clinical Senate Forum – Thursday 5 March 2020: Environmentally Sustainable London Healthcare – Time for Action
Poor air quality and rising temperatures due to climate change are already having a significant impact on health now and in future decades. The NHS produces millions of tonnes of waste and contributes to a significant proportion of England’s total carbon emissions. The impact of these are starting to be seen on the health of our population. For this Forum, the London Clinical Senate joined with Public Health England to hear the latest information and evidence on the sustainability challenges we face and to collaborate on addressing these.
This event was held on Thursday 5 March 08:45-16:00 at 15 Hatfields and the programme is available here.
The presentations delivered at the event were as follows:
- International perspective and evidence base for reducing carbon footprint – Sarah Peel (Chair of the London Scientific Diagnostic Network Environmental Sustainability workstream Capacity and Quality Lead for the Scientist Training Programme in London, HEE)
- National perspective – Sustainable Development Unit on greener NHS and commitments in the NHS Long Term Plan – Sonia Roschnik (Director, Sustainable Development Unit)
- London perspective – sustainable development and the mayoral strategy – Paul Pilkington (Public Health Specialist, Transport Planning and Strategy, Transport for London)
- Generating culture change and prioritising sustainability – Steve Shaw (Medical Director Outpatient Transformation and Sustainable Development, London Region)
A summary report with key messages from this Forum will be available soon.