10 October 2023 | Hybrid
BMA House, London
Delivering greener care for a healthier future

Session 1: Net Zero Clinical Care Conference: welcome keynote with Chris Gormley

Welcome and opening remarks

Delivering a world-class net zero emission health service

Speaker: Chris Gormley, Interim Chief Sustainability Officer, HNS England

Session 2: Decarbonising specialties at scale

Chair: Dr. Josephine Sauvage, Medical Director for North Central London ICB and Sustainability Lead

The UK Kidney Association Sustainable Kidney Care programme: a collaborative national initiative; strategy, successes and lessons


Net Zero healthcare from the inside out: Engaging staff with the Green Impact toolkit

Green ED

Session 3: Optimising Health for Greener NHS

Chair: Prof. Mala Rao OBE, Director, Ethnicity and Health Unit and Senior Clinical Fellow Chair, Expert Group on the Environmental Determinants of Climate Change and Health, WHO SEARO, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London

Reducing carbon emissions and tackling inequalities: How data science and analytics can support the bringing together of these two important agendas

  • Speaker: Sally Brown, NATS

Climate Change toolkit for public health registrars

  • Speaker: Alyssa RalphPublic Health Registrar & Academic Clinical Fellow, University of East Anglia

Moving towards a wellbeing economy – The power of collaboration with Dr Helen Kingston

  • Speaker: Helen Kingston

Session 4: Driving collective action workforce engagement and capacity building

Chair: Frances MortimerMedical Director, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

An innovative ‘Planetary Health and Sustainable Healthcare’ curriculum adaptable for all health professions

  • Speaker: Emma O’Neill, Humber and North Yorkshire ICB

The Planetary health Report Card: How students are advocating for the inclusion of climate action and sustainability within medical education

Integrating environmental sustainability into quality improvement education and practice – The SusQI Education project pilot and beyond

The integration of the sustainable quality improvement (SusQI) framework into the nursing and allied health care curricula

  • Speaker: Dr Maureen JersbyAssistant Professor, Northumbria University
  • Speaker: Angela Ridley, Senior Lecturer, Head of Subject (Nursing), Northumbria University

Session 5: Clinical pathway transformation

Chair: Malti Varshney, Director of Strategic Change and Population Health, Kent and Medway ICB

Surgical Patient Story: Maria Koijck

Reducing the Carbon Footprint in NHS Surgical Procedures: A Study of Day-Case vs. In-Patient Laparoscopic Cholecystectomies

  • Speaker: Faraz Ayyaz, Manchester University Foundation Trust

Clinical pathway transformation for environmental, social and financial savings – a model for NHS outpatient services to reduce lower value activity

  • Speaker: Lynn Riddell, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Patient representative

Session 6: Medicines and shared decision making

Chair: Peter Morgan, Medicines Net Zero Assistant Director at NHS England

A District General Hospital Experience of Decommissioning the Nitrous Oxide Cylinder Manifold: From Conception to Completion

  • SpeakerAbigail Mann, Clinical Anaesthetic Fellow, Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Sustainable respiratory care: An audit tool to assess factors affecting inhaler use and patient preferences and disposal practices

“Show me your meds please?”

Session 7: Scale and spread Building Networks

Chair: Linda Hindle, OBE, Deputy Chief Allied Health Professional for England

Building a network: celebrating success with Greener Practice

Connecting for change: an academic-NHS collaboration to accelerate net zero healthcare

  • Speaker: Anya Gopfert, Senior Public Health Registrar, South West Deanery

Good Contagious Change – The Cornwall Way

Session 8: In conversation with and closing

What does a net zero health system look like?

  • Speaker: Nicky Philpott, Head of Sustainability, South West Region
  • Speaker: Claire Igoe, Net Zero Climate Director, NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care