NHS England wants to hear your ideas on how the NHS can continue to reduce its carbon emissions and become greener. Submissions are welcome from anyone with an interest in healthcare or sustainability, whether you are a member of NHS staff, a patient, carer, or an expert in a related field.
Reaching Net Zero involves going beyond simply decarbonising buildings, travel, and the products we rely on, to reimagine aspects of how we deliver care, including providing greater access to telemedicine and digitalisation. It could enable more patients to make virtual appointments helping to reduce travel, while ensuring a better continuity of care for many patients.
Evidence may include data, information, case studies, ideas and research, from within or outside a healthcare setting, nationally or internationally, that can be applied to the NHS. All ideas, case studies, emerging research, disruptive innovations, technologies, transformative programmes and more are welcomed and encouraged. Examples of case studies and innovations already underway in the NHS can be found on the website.