Sustainability Partnerships’ mission is to drive and accelerate the sustainability agenda within the NHS. Their ongoing work to bring together NHS professionals and sustainable solutions or product companies place them in the unique position of having a fantastic audience both within and outside of the NHS, allowing them to connect businesses with new and innovative green solutions with key decision makers within the NHS.

Sustainability Partnerships flagship Day of Action event is back for 2022 with not just one, but two online webinars on the 8th of June. The annual Sustainability Day of Action celebrates the importance of sustainable development within our national health care system. The day has been formed to illustrate and promote sustainability from the 223 NHS Trusts across the country. The day supports the sharing of ideas and collaboration with an aim to inspire and provide insight.

Their first event of the day at 11am, titled ‘The Sustainability Challenges Faced within the NHS’ will see five NHS professionals from a range of departments come together to discuss their sustainability journeys so far and the challenges they have/continue to face along the way. Speakers for this event include:

  • Richard Hixon, Consultant, Country Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation

  • Anna- Lisa Mills, Programme Manager - Sustainability, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Benjamin Rusholme, GP, NHS Trust- Practice: West End Surgery

  • James Bate, Senior Project Manager, Greener NHS, NHS England & Improvement, South East Region

  • Susie Vernon, Associate Director Sustainability, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, Care Without Carbon Team

  • The second event, taking place at 3pm and titled ‘Cutting Edge Green Solutions’ will act as a response to the challenges raised within the morning webinar and will see industry professionals come together to offer guidance as well as speak about new, innovative green products and services that could work to resolve sustainability issues within the NHS. Speakers for the afternoon event include:

  • Maria Berntsson, Global EHS Manager, Wellspect Healthcare

  • Asa Wrestling, Senior R&D Scientist, Wellspect Healthcare

  • Iwain Lam, BSC, MBT, President and CEO, Surface Medical

  • Further speaker announcements are due to be revealed!

The events are free to attend and will be taking place via Zoom to make them as accessible as possible to everyone. Tickets are now available to register for both events on the Day of Action page now.