12.30-1.30pm, Wed 23rd May 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Dr David Pencheon OBE, Founder Director, Sustainable Development Unit (SDU), National Health Service (NHS) England and Public Health England
The SDU was established in 2007 with the task of ensuring the NHS operated in an environmentally sustainable way – starting with reducing its carbon emissions. Between 2007 and 2015 the NHS reduced its carbon emissions by 11% – exceeding the 10% target set in 2009, and despite health and care activity increasing by 18%. This represents a saving of £1.85bn, and more broadly, the first steps in a transition towards a sustainable and resilient health and care system.