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Venue: Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU.

Afternoon workshop, 13:30-16:00.

In a health policy landscape that is rapidly changing, this workshop is intended to increase understanding of how climate change is likely to affect health and healthcare service delivery. It will be a chance to explore what we can do to reduce the risks, save money and take advantages of the opportunities.

Target audience:
NHS Trusts (East Midlands NHS Sustainable Development Network members, Facilities/Estates/Finance Managers, Emergency Planners, GPs, Public Health staff); Local Authorities (members and officers responsible for Public Health and Adult Social Care); Voluntary sector organisations involved in healthcare service delivery.


13:30 Welcome and introductions

Presentations, each followed by Q&A:

1. Helen Ross, Department of Health East Midlands
  • The changing health policy landscape
2. Dr Louise Newport, Department of Health lead on climate change adaptation
  • Overview of climate change in the UK and impacts on health
  • Increasing summer temperatures and overheating
  • Implications for the health estate
  • Legislation
  • International collaboration
3. Dr Nebil Achour, Loughborough University, specialist in the resilience of healthcare infrastructure
  • Research findings relevant to the East Midlands
  • Learning lessons for flood threatened hospitals
  • Sustainable health and care facilities

15:00 Break

Example of what one NHS Trust is doing to adapt. Alberto Jaume, from Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, will briefly outline what they are doing.

Table discussions

Plenary feedback and discussion

16:00 Finish

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