Join our Net Zero Green Hospitals Sharing & Learning webinar on Thursday 14 September, 9:30am-3:30pm, and hear from innovators and system partners about initiatives in secondary care that are helping the NHS reach its net zero targets.

Sustainability is a key priority for the AHSN Network. Our network of 15 AHSNs across England acts as a pillar in the development and uptake of technologies and best practices designed to reduce emissions in healthcare.

The NHS is aiming to be the world’s first net zero national health service by 2040. This means improving healthcare while reducing harmful carbon emissions, and investing in efforts that remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

Acute hospitals are responsible for a large proportion of the NHS carbon footprint according to CarbonBrief.org. The session will focus on four key areas in secondary care identified as being a priority to help decarbonise the NHS: building energy, medical and non-medical equipment (consumables), and travel and transport.

Hear from over 50 innovators working in this space, including projects involving building energy management systems, solar charging fleet vehicles, medical equipment reprocessing, artificial intelligence to help decision making, reusable and recyclable PPE, as well as digital platforms to improve patient care and reduce carbon.

You’ll also be able to take part in round table events during this interactive online session with key stakeholders from the NHS and industry, highlighting challenges and opportunities to achieve net zero, as well as get an international perspective.

Pete Waddingham, Net Zero Lead for the AHSN Network, said: “Redesigning care pathways will ultimately help decarbonise the NHS.

“Ensuring that patients receive care when it is needed, exploring alternative ways to deliver care, such as remote monitoring, and only bringing patients to hospital when care cannot be provided at home or in the community, are all essential to help reduce carbon. Equally as important is addressing air pollution, which affects many of our most deprived communities where many hospitals are located.”

This session is suitable for those working in sustainability, finance, estates and facilities, as well as health professionals.

The full agenda and timings will be shared nearer to the event, allowing participants to join the sessions they are interested in. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for those who can’t attend. Register now via Teams.

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