Inspiring 1.4 million actions: how can we engage and educate the workforce in building a greener NHS?

16 Jun 2022
NHS England stand mini theatre

The climate crisis is a health emergency. That’s why the NHS became the world’s first health service to commit to reaching net zero emissions. Achieving this ambitious goal will require action from all 1.4 million NHS staff.

Ahead of COP26, the United Nations Climate Action Summit, the NHS launched its Healthier Planet, Healthier People campaign, to inspire the workforce to discover why and how the NHS is becoming greener – and to get involved.

This session, chaired by Greener NHS Deputy Director for Engagement and Partnerships, will explore the key successes and learnings from this campaign, from a national and local perspective, as well as look ahead at future workforce education and engagement activity, as NHS organisations begin to roll out their Green Plans.

Chris Carlsen, Environmental Manager - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
James Bate, Senior Project Manager, Greener NHS, South East Region - NHS England and NHS Improvement
Laura Wilkes, Deputy Director - NHS England
Mas Amin, National Clinical Advisor - Health Education England