Regional and local networks

Regional and local networks are being established across the country to bring together people involved in health and social care, who want find out how they can embed sustainability into their work and be supported to do so.

The first Regional Leads event was held in Liverpool over 2nd and 3rd October 2014, and saw representatives from each of the four regions gather to look at ways of building their local networks and how to support the spread of good practice. Since then, the networks have been working to embed sustainability regionally and locally by engaging with staff in NHS, Public Health England and local authorities, with support from the SDU. There is now a Regional and Local Sustainability Networks Manager in place in the SDU to support, work with and learn from these networks, as well as aid with the development of the new ambassador roles and training programmes.

If you'd like to get involved in a network, help set up a group or find out more in the first instance you can contact your regional lead who will be able to advise you as to what's happening in your area or put you in touch with people who are making things happen at a local level.

North Region Sustainable Development Network (SDN)

Leads: PHE Mike Gent, deputy Peter Roderick; NHS Janet King, deputy Harriet Hinson



Midlands and East Network

Leads: PHE Sarah Webb; NHS vacant



London Network

Leads: PHE Marc Beveridge, deputy Joanne Dudley-Drake; NHS Kathie Binysh

South Region Sustainability and Health Network (SRSHN)

Leads: PHE James Mapstone, deputy Aimee Stimpson; NHS Nigel Acheson, deputy Vivienne Stevens

Anyone can sign up to the South Region Sustainability & Health Network newsletter here, and follow the Twitter feed @SouthRSHN.
Colleagues in the South who would like to join the network should email

Additional Networks

Sustainability West Midlands (SWM) is the sustainability champion for the West Midlands and includes networks covering NHS and public health. More information about the groups can be found on the SWM website.

Annual gathering of network leads, November 2017

On November 8th and 9th, network leads and participants gathered with the SDU in Birmingham to meet each other, network with each other, find out about work going on elsewhere, share great practice and discuss challenges. 

You can view an agenda here.
You can view the slides from day 1 here and day 2 here.
You can view an overview of the event here.