We are a regional sustainability network, aimed at both service providers and commissioners, primarily within Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. With the key focus on sharing experience and expertise, the group aim is to take forward the National Sustainable Development Strategy through various initiatives including collaborative projects and regular topical masterclasses. 

Our Ambition and Approach

We have developed a narrative document to guide our network activities, which is available here.


The network hosts a regular quarterly Masterclass, followed by a networking session. Events are free to attend and open to all working in relevant roles or simply interested in promoting the sustainability agenda within healthcare. 

We are currently planning the future of the network and your input is required. We hope to run 3 masterclasses per year, and need you to suggest the areas that you are interested in. Please get in touch with kim.croasdale@nhs.net with your suggestions. The previous masterclasses may provide ideas - you can suggest a repeat of something already run or an entirely new area.

Next masterclass
You are invited to our Autumn Masterclass on 12 October at Victoria House, Fulbourn Cambridge – Fleming Room 10-12.

Rick Lomax, Projects Analyst and Programme Manager at the SDU will be giving a presentation on how to create a workable Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP), aligned to the Sustainable Development Assessment Tool (SDAT).

We will look at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital's new SDMP as a ‘best practice’ example and encourage you to bring along your own plans for discussion. If you are at first draft stage or looking to refresh an existing plan, this is an excellent opportunity to learn what aspects make for a good plan and share your experiences – highs & lows – with the group.

The event is free, so if you are interested in attending or require further information please contact Kim Croasdale at the SDU on kim.croasdale@nhs.net.

Previous masterclasses 
March 2018: Social value (and how social prescribing can help hospitals to contribute)

March 2017: Health promotion in the workplace
June 2017: Adaptation planning
October 2017: Sustainable travel
December 2017: Staff engagement

March 2016: Health improvement and models of care
June 2016: Commissioning
September 2016: SDMPs
December 2016: Procurement

Slides can be found below. 



Contacts and joining the network

If you are interested in joining the network or would like further information, please use the contacts below:
ChairElmarie Swanepoel 
CommunicationsLinda Cox
SecretaryGill Lee
New membersKim Croasdale


2018 masterclasses

2017 masterclasses


2016 masterclasses