The NHS and climate change: moving from policy to action for a sustainable future     

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The NHS can take pride in having devised a world-leading strategy on sustainability, as the first national health system to commit to a net-zero future. The urgency of shifting to greener health service delivery is well understood and, with the aim of creating a greener NHS, two clear, achievable targets have been set: for the emissions the NHS controls to be net zero by 2040, and the emissions the NHS influences to be net zero by 2045.  

Join us for this free online event to explore how those targets can be met, especially under the new integrated care system (ICS) framework and why there are reasons to be optimistic that the fight for a sustainable future will be won at a local, ICS level, as each ICS will develop a ‘green plan’ by January 2022.   

The event is intended for HCPs, Policy Makers and those with an interest in respiratory or sustainability in healthcare. 

GSK have sponsored the delivery of, and had input to the agenda of, this event. 

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What will you learn?

At this event, experts will discuss how carbon emissions can be addressed in health care and how taking ownership of many small changes can help to move the sustainability agenda forward, while also discussing the barriers to change. We will explore the issue through the lens of the environmental impact of metered-dose inhalers, used by people with asthma & COPD, as 4% of the total NHS carbon footprint savings expected to be realised through a ‘shift to lower carbon inhalers’1

Designing and implementing a greener future is still a huge task, requiring input from many different groups – from national policy experts and GPs, to the pharmaceutical industry and the people who use health services. Join us to hear how the NHS is making the shift and what more needs to happen to transform the system by 2050 and make the NHS a greener healthcare system.  

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  • 1. NHS England and NHS Improvement (2019). The NHS long term plan [online]. NHS website. Available at:



Chris Naylor

Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund


Richard Henderson

Sustainability Reporting Lead, GSK


Dr Lucy Brooks

Leadership Fellow in Climate Change and Anaesthesia, Health Education England: Yorkshire and Humber


Professor Ashley Woodcock

Consultant Respiratory Physician, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Sarah Ouanhnon

Senior Net Zero Delivery Lead, Greener NHS Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement


Ravijyot Saggu

Lead Clinical Pharmacist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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