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Adapting the NHS to Climate Change


12 September 2023


09:30 – 12:30


Online, via Zoom


SWM, in partnership with the Environment Agency and supported by Greener NHS


Representatives from NHS Trusts, ICSs and ICBs ONLY

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The Event

The most recent UK Climate Change Risk Assessment, published in 2021, gave us a stark warning about the impact climate change is likely to have on our health, and the knock on potential consequences on our NHS. Risks include:


The NHS is already facing massive pressure and an increase in heatwaves, flooding, water scarcity and pests and diseases as a result of climate change will only lead to an exacerbation of this. There is also an issue as to whether the NHS’s building stock will be able to cope with temperature increases and a more erratic flood risk, further enhancing the problem.

This event, open to any NHS Trust in the UK, will look at these risks, and their likely impacts, in more detail, discover why Trusts urgently need to adapt to these risks, what this looks like in practice, and what we’re doing to help you.


  • To learn more about the climate risks, impacts and consequences that could affect the NHS
  • To hear from Trusts that have taken action against these risks, including how they have aligned actions to their Green Plans
  • To gain help and support on this topic and to provide a sounding board on your concerns and challenges


To follow soon.

Speakers confirmed:

  • Joanna Smith, NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care System
  • Daniel Saxton, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Alex Bogdanov, Essex County Council
  • Kim Croasdale, Greener NHS
  • Morgan Roberts, SWM

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