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For A Greener NHS

The Greener NHS team launched a staff campaign with the key campaign message of a "Healthier planet, healthier people".

The campaign launched with the start of the climate action conference, the United Nations COP26 in Glasgow, which ran from 31 October to 12 November 2021.

Campaign details

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Target audience: Adults

Topics: NHS

Campaign start date: October 2021

Campaign end date: Ongoing


AheadĀ of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, COP26, on 29 October 2021, the NHS launched this campaign to empower staff across the NHS to come together to help create a greener, more sustainable NHS.

Climate change poses a major threat to our health. Tackling climate change through reducing harmful carbon emissions will improve health and save lives. That's why the NHS became the world's first health service to commit to a target of reaching net-zero carbon by 2040.

Reaching this target and improving health now and for generations to come will require the support of all 1.4 million NHS people, NHS partners and its suppliers.

By shining a light on the link between our health and the health of our planet, while demonstrating some of the great work that is already being done by teams across the NHS, the campaign aims to inspire even more of the workforce to take action.

How to follow the campaign

To discover how the NHS is becoming greener, search "Greener NHS".

If you work for or represent the NHS, or are a NHS team, you can sign up to get updates on the campaign on the NHS Green campaign page or follow the campaign on Twitter @GreenerNHS.

Published: 2 November 2022