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The NHS, responsible for 4% of England's emissions and 40% in the public sector, receives a £329 million government boost for over 20 hospitals to enhance energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint, anticipating £463 million savings over 5 years. Collaboration among stakeholders is crucial to maintain top-tier patient care while achieving carbon neutrality goals.


The Health and Care Act positioned the NHS as the first health system committed to achieving net zero by 2040. Government targets include net zero for controllable emissions by 2040 and influential emissions by 2045, aiming for an 80% reduction by 2039. Explore climate change strategies and patient care quality at our online conference, focusing on altering NHS staff behaviours and innovative approaches to achieve net zero in estates, transport, and technology.




   

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    Keynote - Heidi Barnard, Head of Sustainability, NHS Supply Chain

    Heidi Barnard, Head of Sustainability, NHS Supply Chain

    Heidi Barnard
    Heidi Barnard Head of Sustainability NHS Supply Chain
    Having built up a career in the fields of Environmental Management and Sustainability, over 17 years in the construction and manufacturing sectors, in 2019 I decided I needed a fresh perspective, aligned with my personal sense of purpose and jumped headlong into the Health Care sector. What a time and place to jump!

    For me Sustainability has always been much more than a job, it is the personal choices, and values I live and the recognition of the interconnected ecosystem all life resides in. It is a core part of who and what I am.
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    NHS Fleet Going Green

    This panel will focus on NHS's green initiatives, aiming to cut staff travel emissions by 50% through vehicle electrification by 2033. By 2035, all NHS cars (except ambulances) will be zero-emission, and zero-emission vehicles will be used for non-emergency patient transport services.

    The overall NHS fleet will achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, aligning with the NHS England roadmap.


    Paul Leach
    Paul Leach National Ambulance Lead Net Zero Travel and Transport NHS England

    National Ambulance Lead: NHS England Net Zero Travel and Transport team

    With 20 years of NHS experience (including 16 years as a frontline Paramedic), I’m now part of the net zero travel and transport team leading the transition of the entire NHS fleet to zero emission vehicles by 2040.

    John Upham
    John Upham Sustainability Manager Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

    Background in Facilities Management previously worked  in private sector for IBM ,Honda Uk & Thames Water .

    Worked in the NHS for 20 years as Estates Operational Manager , Compliance lead and 5 years in current position as Sustainability Lead .

     

    Roles & responsibilities include developing NHS Green Plan for the Trust, leading on Sustainable travel and Heat Decarbonisation of the Estate.

    Jonathan Guppy
    Jonathan Guppy Sustainable Manager South Central Ambulance Services NHSFT
    20 years+ experience in sustainable retrofit and renewable energy systems, currently working as the Sustainability Lead for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, operating within the Estates Department. Main activities include creating the Trust’s Green Plan, carbon analysis and reporting, helping Procurement introduce sustainability measures into the supply chain, and facilitating the installation of EV charging infrastructure to support the Trust’s growing fleet of electric vehicles.
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    Implementing New Technologies

    This panel emphasises the strategic adoption of cutting-edge, eco-friendly technologies in healthcare operations. From energy-efficient systems to advanced data analytics, these innovations promise to optimize resource utilisation and reduce the NHS' carbon footprint.

    Attendees will glean insights into practical applications, innovative solutions, and the strategic implementation of sustainable technologies, showcasing the NHS's commitment to environmental responsibility and a greener healthcare future.


    Sarah Taylor
    Sarah Taylor Head of Sustainability Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

    The work undertaken as Head of Sustainability in the Trust and ICB provides a grounding and understanding of ESH in manufacturing, health care generally, AI, pharmaceutical, digital, technology, energy and retail. The nature of how we work contributes to environmental and social degradation.

    It is important that being Head of Sustainability the role encompasses public relations, operations and, of course, the staff on the journey to combat the environmental impact a company and we have.

    I have worked with simple and complex commercial, change, design, planning and other teams within Client, Contractor and Subcontractor organisations. I understand the levels of communication and the needs of each of these organisations to ensure gateways and others are achieved.

    I understand that whilst the environmental and social impacts are addressed it doesn't come without the commercial role. In bringing in new technologies and working ethos the outcomes must be matched with a change in behaviours to enhance the financial impacts which can be a reduction in costs, or an increase which could be offset with new clients and benefits, not previously available.

    I also understand the complexities required from risk management to procurement, financial reporting and managing the supply chain. In review, I would confirm I have the following qualities strong commercial awareness, strong client liaison skills, project management and team leadership. Together with an extensive understanding of flexibility and a talent for negotiation. I would see myself as a proactive not a reactive person.

    Amanda Lilley-Kelly
    Amanda Lilley-Kelly Project Manager Health Innovation Yorkshire & Humber
    Project Manager in Healthcare and Academia for over 10 years. Expertise in delivering complex healthcare innovations across different healthcare settings.
    Janet Smith
    Janet Smith Head of Sustainability The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust & Walsall
    My personal motto is create, communicate, lead and inspire to achieve excellent outcomes. I have a track record of delivering successful results, engaging and getting the best out of others and developing a positive, innovative and solution-focused culture within a team.

    I have more than 30 years’ experience in project management. Fifteen years of which were spent in managing United Nations agencies funded health and other development projects in both urban and rural communities. I am highly skilled in conceptualising and developing programmes and projects which led to consultancies with among others the World Bank - Economic Development Institute. I have produced project proposals and business cases which were funded by both International and National funding agencies
    Pete Lillie
    Pete Lillie Sustainability Strategy AHSN NENC
    For over 25 years I have been implementing commercial strategies for start ups and larger multi national organisations across Europe building strong commercial pipelines for long term growth and investment. I have now re-established a base in the North East and am focused on helping develop businesses enabling inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
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    Sustainable Procurement in Partnership with Vileda Professional

    This discussion will emphasise the commitment to environmental responsibility across healthcare operations and look at how transforming procurement practices can help NHS organisations achieve their sustainability goals. By prioritising sustainable sourcing, the NHS aims to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to broader environmental objectives.


    The sheer range and volume of products the NHS purchases makes this an important and impactful discussion, and a major part of achieving net zero.


    Christian Jonasson
    Christian Jonasson Marketing Communications and E-Commerce Manager Vileda Professional
    Christian has worked for close to 3 years at Vileda Professional in a variety of roles and currently works as the Marketing Communications and E-Commerce Manager. Christian has a keen interest in digital technologies and how they can increase efficiency and sustainable practices.
    Addie MacGregor
    Addie MacGregor Sustainability Manager Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI)

    After studying for a Masters in Sustainability and Management at Royal Holloway, Addie became ABHI's first Sustainability Executive, joining the Association in 2022 to lead on this critical agenda. 

    Addie provides support to the membership and works with stakeholders to ensure the role of sustainability within HealthTech is recognised. In managing ABHI's Sustainability Group, Addie is helping the industry to tackle the opportunities and challenges that exist on such a complex topic.

    Heidi Barnard
    Heidi Barnard Head of Sustainability NHS Supply Chain
    Having built up a career in the fields of Environmental Management and Sustainability, over 17 years in the construction and manufacturing sectors, in 2019 I decided I needed a fresh perspective, aligned with my personal sense of purpose and jumped headlong into the Health Care sector. What a time and place to jump!

    For me Sustainability has always been much more than a job, it is the personal choices, and values I live and the recognition of the interconnected ecosystem all life resides in. It is a core part of who and what I am.
    Tsanko Dimov
    Tsanko Dimov Senior Net Zero Delivery Manager Greener NHS
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    Waste and Recycling

    NHS providers produce 156,000 tonnes of clinical waste, equivalent to over 400 jumbo planes filled with waste, contributing to high operational costs and carbon emissions. With a goal to reduce carbon emissions from waste management by 80% by 2032, this panel offers insights for developing a comprehensive net zero strategy, focusing on sustainable clinical waste management.

    Participants will explore data-driven decisions in procurement to minimise waste and plastics, essential for the uninterrupted operation of healthcare facilities and the NHS's commitment to environmental sustainability.


    Richard Penberthy
    Richard Penberthy RWT Waste Services Manager The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
    Janet Smith
    Janet Smith Head of Sustainability The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust & Walsall
    My personal motto is create, communicate, lead and inspire to achieve excellent outcomes. I have a track record of delivering successful results, engaging and getting the best out of others and developing a positive, innovative and solution-focused culture within a team.

    I have more than 30 years’ experience in project management. Fifteen years of which were spent in managing United Nations agencies funded health and other development projects in both urban and rural communities. I am highly skilled in conceptualising and developing programmes and projects which led to consultancies with among others the World Bank - Economic Development Institute. I have produced project proposals and business cases which were funded by both International and National funding agencies
    Sarah Taylor
    Sarah Taylor Head of Sustainability Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

    The work undertaken as Head of Sustainability in the Trust and ICB provides a grounding and understanding of ESH in manufacturing, health care generally, AI, pharmaceutical, digital, technology, energy and retail. The nature of how we work contributes to environmental and social degradation.

    It is important that being Head of Sustainability the role encompasses public relations, operations and, of course, the staff on the journey to combat the environmental impact a company and we have.

    I have worked with simple and complex commercial, change, design, planning and other teams within Client, Contractor and Subcontractor organisations. I understand the levels of communication and the needs of each of these organisations to ensure gateways and others are achieved.

    I understand that whilst the environmental and social impacts are addressed it doesn't come without the commercial role. In bringing in new technologies and working ethos the outcomes must be matched with a change in behaviours to enhance the financial impacts which can be a reduction in costs, or an increase which could be offset with new clients and benefits, not previously available.

    I also understand the complexities required from risk management to procurement, financial reporting and managing the supply chain. In review, I would confirm I have the following qualities strong commercial awareness, strong client liaison skills, project management and team leadership. Together with an extensive understanding of flexibility and a talent for negotiation. I would see myself as a proactive not a reactive person.

    Jason Mitchell
    Jason Mitchell Waste Manager Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Sustainability manager with a proven record for securing environmental excellence, adding value to the bottom line. Not afraid to challenge and innovate in order to ensure strong results.
    Strengths:
    Waste Minimisation, Segregation and Recycling;
    Carbon Reduction;
    Travel Planning;
    Monitoring and Evaluation;
    Communication, Training and Awareness;
    Employee Engagement and Behaviour Change.
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    Keynote - Alyson Brett, Managing Director, NHS Commercial Solutions

    Alyson Brett, Managing Director, NHS Commercial Solutions

    Alyson Brett, BA (Hons), MCIPS, MBA
    Alyson Brett, BA (Hons), MCIPS, MBA Managing Director NHS Commercial Solutions

    After graduating from Kings College and the London School of Economics, Alyson began her career in the retail procurement sector, and then as an NHS Graduate trainee and has continued as an NHS procurement professional ever since at trust and local level, and as an advocate of collaborative procurement at all levels.

    Alyson set up the NHS collaborative procurement hub, NHS Commercial Solutions, in July 2007 which is now in its 16th year of operation and has saved over £300m for the NHS providing end to end services across the full procurement cycle.

    Having worked as a procurement professional in the NHS for 43 years – 25 of which have been within collaborative working environments - Alyson is firmly convinced of procurement’s key role in the delivery of quality improvements, as well as in the achievement of value for money.  Alyson has a strong commitment to building and developing strategic partnerships designed to improve patient care. Alyson also Chairs a European Sustainability and Social Value Group for the European Health Public Procurement Alliance.

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    New Hospitals & Retrofitting in partnership with Schneider Electric

    This panel explores the ambitious New Hospital Programme, which aims for the establishment of forty new hospitals by 2030, with a keen focus on building these structures in a future-proofed manner to achieve net zero targets. This session also delves into the importance of redeveloping existing hospitals using eco-friendly infrastructure, backed by a substantial £20 billion investment from the government.

    Join us to explore new, sustainable approaches to retrofitting and how these align with the overarching goal of achieving net zero.


    Schneider Electric


    Professor Sergio Cavalaro
    Professor Sergio Cavalaro Chair of Infrastructure Systems Loughborough University
    I am a civil engineer with 15 years of experience in building materials and structural engineering research and practice. My areas of research encompass innovative manufacturing processes for construction (Hybrid 3d printing), structural design, building materials (UHPC, FRC and other advanced cementitious composites), advanced modelling of cementitious materials performance and production processes (FEM, DEM, CFD),  and durability (reinforced concrete corrosion and sulphate attack) applied to delivery and maintenance of infrastructure and buildings. 
    Dr. Rosa Montero
    Dr. Rosa Montero Kidney Consultant St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Dr. Rosa Montero is a Kidney Consultant at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Her scholarship focused on driving sustainable changes in dialysis and kidney transplantation locally and nationally. Her strong leadership influenced a wide range of practitioners to adopt greener kidney care across different settings. She will throw light on her plans for a new Renal Centre.

    Kidney care in South West London, Surrey and beyond will soon be transformed under exciting new plans for a specialist renal unit to treat the most seriously ill patients. The proposed state-of-the-art facility – based at St George’s Hospital  – will be used by patients who currently receive care at St George’s and St Helier hospitals and will be one of the largest renal services in the UK.

    Kas Mohammed
    Kas Mohammed Vice President, Digital Energy Schneider Electric UK and Ireland

    Kas has been with Schneider Electric for over a decade now, taking up the role of Vice President of Digital Energy, UK&I in March of 2020. Prior to joining Schneider he attended the University of Derby, where he received a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology. At the start of his Schneider career, Kas worked in sales, before becoming BEMS Product and Marketing Director. Most recently, he worked for two years as the Midlands Regional Director.

    Kas is passionate and committed to transforming and decarbonising buildings, whether new or old, with smart, sustainable solutions across energy generation, power, IoT and building services.

    He believes that smart buildings are not only more comfortable and sustainable – but they also help to ensure that the most rigorous safety and health standards are being maintained and improve business performance through unlocking productivity and improving the employee value proposition.

    He recognises that it’s our responsibility to unlock technology potential to make our buildings and cities smarter, more sustainable and more humancentric.

    Dr Bethani Clegg Leadership Fellow in Climate Change and Sustainability in Anaesthesia Future Leaders Programme, NHS England North East and Yorkshire

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