North Region Sustainability Network

The Sustainability and Health Network for Northern England has been created to help NHS organisations, Public Health England Centres and public health teams in local authorities support the implementation of the national Sustainable Development Strategy for the NHS, Public Health and social care.

The vision of the network is a sustainable health and care system that works within the available environmental and social resources to protect and improve health now and for future generations.  

Regional leads from NHS England and PHE and a multi-sectoral Steering Group will coordinate key network activities.  Terms of Reference of the Steering Group are available here.  

The network is run by Mike Gent, Deputy Director for Health Protection & Consultant in Communicable Disease Control in Public Health England (Yorkshire & Humber), and Janet King, Regional Head of Information and Technology for NHS England (North). It is chaired by Pam Warhurst CBE, a community leader, activitist and environment worker, best known for founding Incredible Edible. 

Contacts and Joining the Network

If you are interested in joining the network or participating in Network working groups, please contact


The Network provides an opportunity for representatives from the health and social care systems to collaboratively work towards a sustainable health and care system. In 2018, the network is running an ambassador training programme, helping passionate individuals across the system to take action and deliver sustainable development improvements. 

They also deliver regular masterclasses. On Wednesday June 13th they are running one on "Digital Innovation and Sustainable Development" in Leeds and later in 2018 they will be running one on food (details TBC).