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. Coming up:

The East of England Regional Sustainability Network invites you to join us at our next masterclass session:

Social Value and Social Prescribing

Date: Friday 9th March 2018
Time: 10:00-12:00 (with steering group meeting 12:00-13:00)
Venue: Nightingale Room
Location: Victoria House, Capital Park, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5XA


  • Social value in contact: what is it and how can the whole system use it to improve health and social outcomes?
  • Case studies on social prescribing and local networks
  • How can (and do) HSC organisations and external organisations interface?

With guest speakers:

  • Emmeline Watkins, Chair, EoE Social Value Network
  • Tim Anfilogoff & Sian Brand, Chairs, EoE Social Prescribing Network
  • Colin Baldwin, Chair, Suffolk Social Prescribing Network
  • John Taylor, Huntingdonshire County Council

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by 1st March by emailing Susan Buttress at s.buttress@nhs.net

Previous masterclasses
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