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Green Plan progress and future opportunities in focus

NHS Trusts across England were required to submit a Green Plan by mid-January as part of the drive toward a Net Zero Carbon NHS. Beth Goodwin, an NHS specialist at Inenco – which has been helping a number deliver their Plans – discusses the approaches taken, and some as yet underexploited carbon reduction opportunities.

NHS Trusts across England were required to have finalised and submitted a Green Plan to their Integrated Care System by mid-January, outlining their actions and targets over the next three years on a wide range of sustainability issues as part of the drive toward a Net Zero Carbon NHS. HEJ editor, Jonathan Baillie, spoke to Beth Goodwin, an NHS specialist at Inenco – which has been actively helping a number of Trusts deliver their Plans – to discuss both the varying approaches, and under-exploited carbon reduction opportunities.

In October 2020 the Greener NHS National Programme published its new strategy, Delivering a ‘Net Zero’ National Health Service. This warned that – left unabated – climate change would have a highly detrimental impact on both health and healthcare, ‘disrupting care, with poor environmental health contributing to major diseases, including cardiac problems, asthma, and cancer’. Against this backdrop &nda

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