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Wednesday 29th May 2024
  • Sustainability

Seeing the Green in Blue: NHS Net Zero Case Studies (with live Q&A)

On 1 July 2022, the NHS became the first health system to embed net zero into legislation, through the Health and Care Act 2022.1 Since then the NHS continues to champion sustainability and share value principles throughout the organisation and many projects have been initiated to support this goal.

Reaching a net zero NHS will require action across all areas of the NHS.1,2  This includes direct interventions within estates and facilities, travel and transport, supply chain and medicines. But also the enabling actions of the NHS workforce including sustainable models of care, networks and leadership, and the right funding and finance mechanisms.1

There are already great examples of how healthcare can be delivered within the NHS, whilst considering the need for reducing carbon emissions in the process.3 At Chiesi, we believe every opportunity should be taken to enable best practice to be shared amongst NHS colleagues. In this webinar, Dr Katherine Hickman will outline the current NHS journey to net zero. She will be joined by Richard Podmore from the award winning Frome Medical Practice, who will talk about the practice and its sustainable operations. Dr Anu Mitra, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, will also present a sustainability case study, recognised by NHS England, which reduced unnecessary cannulation at Charing Cross Hospital.


1. NHS England. Delivering Net Zero Report. https://www.england.nhs.uk/greenernhs/a-net-zero-nhs/7

2. The Health Foundation. Net Zero care: what will it take? September 2023. https://www.health.org.uk/publications/long-reads/net-zero-care-what-will-it-take

3. NHS England. System progress. Case studies. https://www.england.nhs.uk/greenernhs/whats-already-happening/

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Welcome and introductionsMatthias Ochel, MSL Manager, Chiesi
Overview of NHS net zero journeyDr Katherine Hickman
Frome Medical Practice exampleRichard Podmore
Charing Cross Hospital case studyDr Anu Mitra
Live question and answerAll
  • Dr Katherine Hickman

    GP, PCRS Chair and Respiratory Lead

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  • Richard Podmore

    Sustainability and Evaluation Lead

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  • Dr Anu Mitra

    Consultant Emergency Physician

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