WHF – Next steps for NHS estates – funding, infrastructure modernisation and optimisation, net-zero, and learning from the response to the pandemic

Published: 29 January 2021

The head of the Modern Energy Partnership programme at the Catapult, Christine St John Cox, is presenting at the Westminster Health Forum – Next steps for NHS estates – funding, infrastructure modernisation and optimisation, net-zero, and learning from the response to the pandemic, on 11 March 2021.

This conference is examining the key policy priorities for the development and management of NHS estates, as the Government commits to building new hospitals and improving healthcare infrastructure.

Areas for discussion include:

  • funding and allocation of investment
  • working towards net zero and sustainability targets
  • optimising the role of the NHS estate in healthcare provision
  • the challenges posed by the pandemic and learning from implementation of the Nightingale hospitals

Christine is participating in the panel titled: ‘Next steps for reducing emissions across the NHS – efficiencies through the estate, delivery of care closer to home, a green ambulance service, and workforce training’. Christine will draw on the Catapult’s work, progress and learnings from the Modern Energy Partners programme, which is being delivered in partnership with BEIS and the Cabinet office and is focused on enabling the public sector to meet its 2032 50% direct emissions reduction target (against at 2017 baseline).

The programme is currently testing out a systematic approach for the development of decarbonisation plans, the rapid deployment of submetering, and the implementation of the first steps of decarbonisation on a cohort of 42 sites from MOD, Health, MOJ, HMRC, and HEI.

The conference is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend, including from the DHSC; the Cabinet Office; the HSE; and the Office of Government Property.

This event is taking place remotely via online channels. To sign up or find out more about the event, click on the booking link on the right of this page.