Greener NHS

Climate change poses a major threat to our health as well as our planet. The environment is changing, that change is accelerating, and this has direct and immediate consequences for our patients, the public and the NHS.

The Greener NHS programme will work with our staff, hospitals and our partners. We will build on the great work being done by trusts across the country, sharing ideas on how to reduce the impact on public health and the environment, save money and reach net carbon zero.

During the month of June, NHS England North East and Yorkshire will lead a month-long focus on the regional NHS Greener commitment – a month of acknowledging and sharing the progress the NHS across the region has made over the last three and a half years since becoming the world’s first health service to commit to reaching net-zero carbon emissions.  

Each week will focus on a different area of the NHS’s sustainability work; Estate and Adaptation, Biodiversity, Clean Air and Waste Reduction. You can find more about the work we are doing in these areas by clicking the links below.