What’s already happening

Many highly skilled and passionate staff are working across the NHS to deliver projects that benefit the environment and improve health.

Meeting the ‘For a greener NHS’ challenge of achieving Net Zero will require the support of all the 1.3 million employees working in the NHS.

We’ll be gathering and sharing case studies to show action from across the country.

Please share your experiences and case studies with us at: greener.nhs@nhs.net

Case studies

For a greener NHS – GOSH reducing single use plastics case study

Staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital reduced use of plastic gloves, and in doing so saved 21 tonnes of plastic and £90,000. The team used internal communications channels to raise awareness and developed a training package to reach all their nursing staff and healthcare assistants. The project changed behaviour and helped deliver health benefits for staff as well as the environment.