South Region Sustainability and Health Network

The South Region Sustainability and Health Network is jointly run by NHS England and Public Health England. The primary purpose of the network is to support a rapid transformation of the health and care system in the south of England to a sustainable resilient system. It will achieve this through the implementation of the national Sustainable Development Strategy for the NHS, Public Health and Social Care.  The work of the network supports the overall strategic direction for NHS England as published in the Five Year Forward View and for Public Health England as described in their five year priorities.  

The network links and supports those working in the health and care system across the south of England. It is based on the geographical boundaries used for the NHS South Region which correspond to the boundaries used by the Public Health England. The region stretches from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to Kent and as far north as Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. 

Membership of the network is free and open to all those working in or with the health and care system in the region. Members receive a monthly email update, invitations to attend an annual regional conference and biannual master-classes and will have the opportunity to join supported programmes to develop local networks and leadership.
If you are interested in joining this network please contact the network administrator at 

4th annual SRSHN conference – London, Thursday 19 October 2017: 

Building a Healthy Sustainable Society

This year’s conference will focus on supporting social sustainability and ensuring this is embedded by STPs across the region.
The programme features an opening keynote address by Dr Michael Dixon, Chair of the College of Medicine; and an afternoon keynote address by Sir Sam Everington, Chair of NHS Tower Hamlets CCG; as well as workshops illustrating ways of promoting and enhancing sustainable social models to improve health and wellbeing and make the NHS and social care system more sustainable.  
This free conference is open to NHS, public health and social care professionals and partner organisations.

Conference programme

Workshop options

Book your place here

Sustainability Air Quality Masterclass, Summer 2017

View the programme here and speakers’ slides here.

Sustainability Masterclass, Spring 2017

The Power of Digital Technology to Sustainably Transform Health and Social Care View the programme here.

Click on the button below to view a recording of the webinar held on 28 March with presentations by Cathy Francis and Tim Clarke. (please note you may  need to install WebEx to watch)

Click below to view the film by Prof Keith McNeil.

3rd annual SRSHN conference – Bristol, Wednesday 16 November 2016: 

Delivering the health and wellbeing benefits of the natural environment:
An event to support STP implementation

This event explored:
  • how sustainable working is core to sustainability and transformation plans; 
  • evidence for the benefits of the natural environment to health and wellbeing; 
  • ways of integrating these benefits into service provision to support a more sustainable health and care system; 
  • case studies which demonstrate how nature-based health care is delivering real health and wellbeing benefits. 
Presentations and other resources from the conference can be found below. Post event - review of feedback

Delegate pack

Conference programme

LNPs briefing sheet

Market Place Information

Below is a short film produced to summarise the conference.

Sustainability Masterclass, Autumn 2016

Oxford Academic Health Science Network, Friday 30 September

A recording of the latest webinar featuring Frank Swinton, Rebecca Gibbs and Liz Atherton is now available here or you can view the slides here.

Sustainability Masterclass, Spring 2016

Plymouth University, Monday 22 February - view the flyer here.

Recordings of the latest webinars are now available to view online:

Masterclass 1: Dr Rob Hayward on Behavioural Insights in the field of sustainability and health     
Password: Susta1n

Masterclass 2: Professor Janet Richardson on Education for Sustainability and Health   
Password: Susta1n2

The film referred to in Prof Janet Richardson’s presentation can be viewed on YouTube.


Read the network's commitment to sustainable working.


  Sustainability and Health in the South Region of England 2014-15            

Sustainability and Health in the South Region of England 2015-16

South Region Annual Sustainability and Health Conference 2015

The South Region Annual Sustainability and Health Conference 2015 ‘Embedding Sustainability in Health and Social Care’  took place in Bristol on 14 October 2015.

Headline speakers included Nigel Acheson, NHS England, Stephen Morton, Public Health England and David Pencheon, Sustainable Development Unit.

Slides from these speaker are available to download below along with slides from the workshop sessions. 

A Storify of the twitter is available here.

A copy of the event agenda is available here.