NHS Net Zero


The NHS has an ambitious plan to be Net Zero by 2045. Together with NHS partners in NW London,  the Care Quality Commission, research institutions and patients, Hiyos is running a series of panel discussions on the NHS’s plans regarding the environment, including practical ways you can make a difference. 

Why are we running this Programme?

The earth is heating up and we need to act now! Not only countries and corporates, but also us as individuals. It’s the biggest environment emergency facing our planet, it certainly affects future generations but actually all of us in the coming years. 

Every year environmental factors cause 13 millions deaths worldwide

We’re seeing heat waves and fires across the globe, the arctic is melting and ocean wildlife is dying, while droughts and storms are prolific, and food scarcity is rocketing – obviously all of this has a direct impact on our health. As much as 90% of the population breathes polluted air. Water scarcity displaces 23 million people. In reality the climate emergency affects the poorest the most. 

Air pollution is linked to heart disease, stroke and lung cancer – contributing to 36,000 deaths a year in the UK

In 1990, the NHS had a bigger carbon footprint than Norway. Although a lot has been done since then, undoubtedly there’s still a way to go to get to Net Zero by 2045.

Actionable Insights

We still have time, if we act now. In our webinars, our panel of experts will in the first place unpick the NHS Net Zero plan and subsequently examine things that organisations, staff and patients can do to help achieve this goal. 

   If NHS organisations, staff & patients act now, we can secure the future for generations.

So where do we start? Surprisingly (or perhaps not), households are responsible for 66% of emissions. The United Nations has therefore produced 10 impactful actions (below) which make the biggest difference. Likewise, the actions that the NHS needs to take work along similar lines. We therefore need to ensure that we all engage at home AND at work.

key issues


60% of NHS carbon footprint is from premises. Learn what can be done.

Digital Health

A lot has changed with COVID, but what is the environmental impact of digital health?


Embedding the evaluation of the impact of interventions is key. 


What is the NHS Net Zero programme?

In short, a fun interactive programme of webinars. All sessions will be at noon and will last around 30 minutes. Book online where you can see more information for each session. You can meet speakers and indeed other participants. Also share your experience.

Fun interactive webinars. 30mins during your lunch break!

TopicSpecial Topics

General planet emergency and NHS net zero.

As much as 90% of people breathe polluted air.

Estates and facilites

60% of NHS carbon footprint is from building energy.
Travel and transport
The staff and patients make the equivalent 9.5 billion 4,000 trips to the moon every year.
Supply Chain – Paper
The NHS used enough paper to go round the world 74 times
At least 100,000 lives saved every year from healthier diets
Medicines account for 25% of emissions within the NHS
Research & Innovation
Embedded into 100% of all innovation programmes
Sustainable models of care
3 million people who visit A&E each year could have their needs addressed elsewhere
98% of staff think should be more sustainable but only 27% of are aware of NHS Net Zero
78% of the population use social media

Clinical, admin staff and patients all welcome

Experts from a wide range of backgrounds

Top tips on how to make a difference


It’s easy to join and we’re pretty confident you’ll enjoy it and will also learn lots …