Waste and Sustainability Conference 2021

Waste and Sustainability Conference 2021

A Net Zero NHS

Thursday 29th April 2021, Midlands (venue TBC)

This year, in consultation with others, we have decided to make the theme ‘A Net Zero NHS’ – linked of course to the ‘For a Greener NHS’ initiative.

The health and care system in England is responsible for an estimated 4-5% of the country’s carbon footprint so has a major role to play in supporting this. The NHS has therefore committed to reaching Net Zero as soon as possible, requiring the support of all 1.3 million NHS employees.

The UK was the first major economy in the world to pass a law to end its contribution to climate change. This means that the UK will aim to balance any emissions generated through emission cutting or removal efforts – so called ‘Net Zero’.

Given the importance of the NHS in our national life, how quickly the NHS can advance to Net Zero will affect how quickly the country as a whole succeeds.

This is a one day conference aimed at NHS Managers and Leads in Waste Management and Sustainability.

The Programme

The Programme this year will be packed with informative sessions on how the NHS is pursuing the Net Carbon Zero agenda.

It will include a national view from Fiona Daly, National Sustainability and EFM Workforce Lead, NHS England and NHS Improvement plus presentations from several high profile Trusts across the country that have been undertaking ground-breaking work in the area.

There will also be a review from NPAG Sustainability Leads co-Chair, Heidi Barnard, Group Head of Sustainability, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group ‘A Year On – insights from my first year in the NHS’.

The afternoon session will include ‘The  Environment Agency’s Perspectives’ from Paul Fernee, Senior Adviser, Environment Agency.

The day will be lead by NPAG’s Dale Atkins and Fiona Daly.


Delegates will have access to an exhibition throughout the day, with plenty of opportunity to network with representatives from the waste management and sustainability industry. You will also, of course, have ample opportunity to network among yourselves – a key element of added value at any conference.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marie Cherry:

E: marie.cherry@npag.eastamb.nhs.uk.


This is a one-day conference taking place on Thursday 29th April 2021. Please contact Marie Cherry for details or to register your interest:

E: marie.cherry@npag.eastamb.nhs.uk 

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As a new individual to waste management in the NHS I found the day very useful and informative with excellent speakers.


2019 Conference delegate

Robert Jones and Angus Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

The event provided a wealth of knowledge from a range of sectors within Healthcare waste including ample time for networking during the event. The venue and hospitality provided was excellent.


2019 Conference delegate

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust