North region - events

North Network Conference - Darlington - 9 November 2016

Fairness and Environmental Sustainability: Opportunities for Public Health and the Health and Social Care System

Presentations from the day can be downloaded below.


  • North Network Conference - Darlington - 9 November 2016 - PT 1 of 2
    North Network Conference - Darlington - 9 November 2016 - PT 1 of 2

    Welcome and introductions: Mike Gent, Public Health England and Miriam Davidson, Darlington Borough Council. Setting the scene: sustainability in 2016, by Stephen Morton, Public Health England. The role of emotions in being a champion for sustainable development: Sally Russell, University of Leeds. Workshops Developing and Implementing Sustainable Development Management Plans. Connecting sustainability and public health and community engagement. Mark Dooris – Professor in Health and Sustainability, UCLAN.

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  • North Network Conference - Darlington - 9 November 2016 - PT 2 of 2
    North Network Conference - Darlington - 9 November 2016 - PT 2 of 2

    Workshop - Cities Alive Steven McCloy, Senior Transport Planner, ARUP. Public health roles in economic policies: experience from local authorities: Darryl Quantz, Northwest. North: opportunities for reducing inequalities through economic policies, by Alison Patey, Public Health England. Interactive discussion - Transitioning to a healthy sustainable economy: Public health opportunities in the United Kingdom, Yannish Naik and Steve Turnbull, Public Health Specialty Registrars, Yorkshire and the Humber, Public Health England.

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Building climate resilience in health and social care - Leeds July 2016

This event was a partnership event between Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Public Health England, focused on the implications of climate change for health and social care, featuring speakers from Public Health England, Sustainable Development Unit, and the CQC.

Speakers included:

  • Professor Kevin Anderson, Deputy Director, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester
  • Dr Angie Bone, Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection, Public Health England
  • Katharine Knox, Policy and Research Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Dr David Pencheon, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit
  • Ros Sanderson, Head of Inspection North, Care Quality Commission
  • Sharon Stoltz, Director of Public Health, City of York Council

You can view the presentations form the day at the JRF website

Alder Hey workshop - November 2015

The Masterclass was intended to be a Network building event and builds on the momentum of a successful sustainability event in June 2015 which brought together partners from across different sectors. The morning was an opportunity to learn about the sustainable elements from the development of Alder Hey Children's Hospital. The purpose of the afternoon was to consult with stakeholders to identify priorities for implementing the national strategy and learn how the Network can further support sustainability initiatives.

The discussion from the Masterclass will contribute to the results already obtained from consultation via semi-structured interviews with key sustainability leads from Local Authorities, NHS organisations, academia and Public Health England.

A short summary of the session is available here.

Leeds workshop - June 2015

The North network harnessed some of the enthusiasm and good work from the region at the Sustainability North conference in Leeds on 29 June.

This one-day conference examined how agencies can work together to achieve sustainable economic growth and reduce the gap in our health outcomes. Topics included asset-based health and social care and sustainable economic development.

Speakers included John Holden, Director of Policy, Partnerships & Innovation, NHS England and Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, Leeds City Council.

Some of the presentations from the day can be downloaded below.