In October 2020, Sir Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, announced in October 2020 that health service would aim to become carbon-neutral by 2040. But how will this be achieved, and what does it mean for clinical practice?
Climate change is widely acknowledged to be the greatest threat to public health of the 21st century, and currently the health and care system in England is responsible for around 4-5% of the country’s carbon footprint.
In this webinar Richard Smith was joined by Dr Nick Watts, NHS England’s Chief Sustainability Officer, who led the development of ‘Greener NHS’ plan for net-zero, to discuss present the main headlines from the net-zero report and discuss plans for implementation. They explore how we can all work towards developing and delivering a health system that supports and improves public health, without contributing to the climate emergency.