NHS Providers in conversation with Dr Nick Watts, 14 December 2022

Date: 14 December 2022

Time: 17:00

Venue: Virtual event via Zoom

Register interest


NHS Providers is hosting a virtual roundtable with Dr Nick Watts, chief sustainability officer, NHS England on Wednesday, 14 December 2022.

This virtual event is part of our In Conversation with... programme, which brings together key stakeholders in the healthcare sector with NHS trust and foundation trust chairs and chief executives. It will give you the opportunity to engage informally and under the Chatham House rule. The feedback we have received from these events is that they offer chance to have a high quality, private dialogue with senior NHS leaders, decision makers and influencers.

We are now taking expressions of interest for our next In conversation with Dr Nick Watts, chief sustainability officer, which will take place via the Zoom video conferencing platform.

Last December we published Climate change is a public health emergency: the NHS is rising to the challenge. The report looked at the barriers and enablers for trust boards to tackle climate change, finding that almost 8 in 10 trusts leaders describe environmental sustainability as a priority. Today, trusts are making continued efforts to embed sustainability and Net Zero goals into day-to-day operations despite the ongoing pressures they are facing.

We will hear Nick's reflections on how to embed good practice and ensure further progress and accountability as they implement their green plans. We will also welcome Nick's reflections on what the new Health and Care Act means for environmental sustainability in the NHS, and the role of capital investment, digital transformation and the workforce in achieving Net Zero ambitions.


Virtual round table programme:

17:00 start time
18:00 aims to finish


This virtual event will be hosted by Jenny Reindorp, associate director of programmes, NHS Providers and attended by Dr Nick Watts, as well as chairs and chief executives from member trusts.

Places are limited so please register your interest by 17:00 on 30 November 2022.

Please note this does not confirm your place. We will let you know whether you have a confirmed place by 7 December 2022. Final details about the event will be sent along with the confirmation.

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