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Patient critical: Is a net zero NHS really possible?

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The NHS aims to be the world’s first net zero national health service. Two clear targets have been set: 1) reach net zero across Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 2040 and 2) achieve Scope 3 emissions by 2045. But building a net zero NHS is a huge undertaking – and it’s far from the only focus area right now.

Coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHS has to tackle significant backlogs that were caused by lockdown. It’s faced with widespread staff shortages, which MPs are referring to as the worst workforce crisis the NHS has ever faced. Funding shortfalls have been a problem for years, but rising costs are putting budgets under even more pressure. And ageing infrastructure that's in desperate need of repairs undermine efforts to transform the health service.

Against this backdrop, how can you prioritise decarbonisation in your NHS trust? In our new briefing paper, we explore:

  • The quick-wins that trusts can take to quickly make-up ground
  • How you can build an NHS net zero action plan that’s flexible against changing needs
  • How your NHS net zero plans can be funded

Hospital estates that fall behind on the net zero journey early on could struggle to get back on track, and many are already running this risk. Complete the form to download your briefing paper and learn about the practical steps you can take right now to keep your decarbonisation plans on track. 

Discover how we can help NHS trusts balance financial and environmental demands.
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