Waste Management Best Value Group
The NPAG Waste Management BVG is a unique group enabling NHS waste managers to meet and share new ideas, evaluate tenders, discuss common problems, measure service providers performance, provide cost effective solutions, be creative and innovative in service design and generally network with others involved in the complex area of waste management. The group has been running for a number of years and has consequently developed a rich and multifarious membership which is continuously evolving. The group has continued to develop their relationships with other national agencies including the Environment Agency, NHS Improvement, NHS England, CIWM and NHS Digital. The members continue to act as a sounding board for these organisations, for example, the development of ERIC and HTM07-01.
Download details about this group here:
- Waste Managemet BVG – Annual Report 2022-23
- Waste Management BVG – Marketing Flyer 2023-24
- Waste Management BVG – Registration Form 2023-24
- Benefits of BVG Membership
- Meet the Facilitator – Dale Atkins
Alternatively, please complete this online application form:
Attendance at the NPAG Waste Management Best Value Group has been invaluable. The opportunity to meet managers from a wide variety of Trusts, share ideas, discuss issues and hear presentations from industry and high level officers from the EA and NHSi gives even a novice NHS Waste Manager the confidence to take their Trust forward, safe in the knowledge that they are following first rate guidance from ‘ those who know’.
I can quantify savings made by following advice received both at the quarterly meetings and via email and the amounts would fund attendance at NPAG for years to come. Everybody benefits from being NPAG members and when I meet NHS waste colleagues who haven’t joined, I strongly suggest that they do.
The fact that this group is now informing Government policy via the EA and NHSi illustrates it’s standing within the waste industry – I cannot praise the organisation highly enough.
As a relatively new guest to the NPAG BVG, I have been bowled over by the professionalism of the members. The depth of knowledge in the room and willingness to help each other and share experiences is invaluable. This ‘self-support network’ for healthcare waste managers has been a revelation and I can’t emphasise enough the value that all attendees benefit from.
“I have been in the NHS for over 15 years with a responsibility for waste among other responsibilities, I have been a member of the NPAG Waste Management group for a number of years, having held the position of both chairperson and vice chair (a position I currently hold.) I could not recommend a better group to be a member of if you have a responsibility for health care waste. Attending the meetings are representatives of the CIWM, NHSE/I and the EA, and of course NHS Waste Managers from across the country who could want a better contact group than that. I have yet to come across a question that they cannot be answered or good advise given from the membership, and unlimited support from colleagues in the NHS”