North Region Sustainability Network




About the Network


The Sustainability and Health Network for Northern England has been created to help NHS organisations, Public Health England Centres and public health teams in local authorities support the implementation of the national Sustainable Development Strategy for the NHS, Public Health and social care.

The vision of the network is a sustainable health and care system that works within the available environmental and social resources to protect and improve health now and for future generations.  

Regional leads from NHS England and PHE and a multi-sectoral Steering Group will coordinate key network activities.  Terms of Reference of the Steering Group are available here.  

Contacts and Joining the Network


If you are interested in joining the network or participating in Network working groups, please contact the Steering Group Chair: Mike.Gent@phe.gov.uk

Activities

The Network provides an opportunity for representatives from the health and social care systems to collaboratively work towards a sustainable health and care system.  The 2016/17 Network Action plan outlines action areas and network members are welcome to join working groups for each area.  Working Groups include:

  • Helping organisations develop and implement Sustainable Development Management Plans
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Sustainability and inequalities
  • Embedding sustainability in local, regional and national strategies and plans
  • Communications and Training

The 2016 Network plan outlines action areas and network members are welcome to join working groups for each area. Please contact Mike.Gent@phe.gov.uk if you are interested.