net zero 2024

9th-10th December 2024


Meet the leading global experts and innovators in new sustainable technologies focussed on reducing waste and carbon emissions within healthcare. The Net Zero Tech Show is for anyone passionately committed to improving the sustainability of current healthcare practices. This event will showcase the innovative technologies being developed to help fast-track the application of greener solutions to allow the health system to reach its emission reduction goals.


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Agenda 2024


Session Title and Description

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome from our Chairperson

Jonny Groome,
Associate Medical Lead for Sustainable Healthcare at Nuffield Health Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist
10:10 - 11:00 Personal Protective Equipment and Single-Use Items

There are growing concerns about the environmental impact of PPE and single-use items in the aftermath of COVID as these are mostly made from plastic. Data is not yet available to quantify the net impact of these effects, however work is already underway to reduce the NHS’ PPE environmental impact and to understand how sustainability can be embedded within the procurement process for example with the UK Make Initiative which looks at domestic PPE manufacturing.

11:30 - 12:15

Estates and facilities

Currently, 15% of the total carbon emission profile is composed by the NHS estates and facilities such as primary and trust estates. This offers a large scope for innovative concepts to be put forward in the attempt to reduce emissions and achieve net zero. This show aims to showcase the potential routes to reduce energy usage in the NHS to lower costs.

12:15 - 13:00


Medicines account for 25% of emissions within the NHS. A small number of medicines account for a large portion of the emissions, and there is already a significant focus on two such groups – anaesthetic gases (2% of emissions) and inhalers (3% of emissions) – where emissions occur at the ‘point of use’. The remaining 20% of emissions are primarily found in the manufacturing and freight inherent in the supply chain. This discussion will focus on alternative ways to improve the sustainability of medicines.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and networking

14:00 - 15:15

Waste management

We explore the various innovative solutions for waste management within healthcare which currently generates over 1 million tonnes of waste each year.

15:15 - 16:00

NHS Fleet and Travel

Over 9 billion road miles in England alone are accountable to the NHS which contribute to 14% of the healthcare’s total emissions. This show will discuss the potential of elective vehicle alongside other initiative to reduce these emissions and work towards net zero.

16:00 - 17:00

Healthcare packaging

The use of excessive packaging and non-sustainable packaging have a significant impact on the environment. The Yorkshire Ambulance Service addressed this and removed 200,000 single-use plastic items from its waste stream which saved four tonnes of annual waste and annually saved over £12,000 a year in packaging, delivery and disposal costs. This show will address other potential ideas to address the environmental impact of healthcare packaging.
Meet our 2023 speakers

Giant Health Speaker

Piyush Mahapatra

Chief Innovation Officer at OpenMedical

Consultant trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Giant Health Speaker

Nadia Audhali

Paediatric Emergency Registrar

Co-chair of Green At Barts Health

Giant Health Speaker

Dr Jonny Groome

Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist

Associate Medical Lead for Sustainable Healthcare at Nuffield Health

Giant Health Speaker

Sarah Ouanhnon

Head of NetZero Delivery and Partnerships

Giant Health Speaker

Heidi Barnard

Head of Sustainability at NHS Supply Chain

Giant Health Speaker

Pete Waddingham

National NetZero lead for the AHSN Network

Giant Health Speaker

Luke O'Shea

Director Of Innovation at UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

Giant Health Speaker

Paul Chandler

Deputy Director, Net Zero Travel & Transport at NHS England


This is one of the UK’s leading conferences showcasing the innovative technology being developed to make healthcare more sustainable. Highlighting the potential of technologies to fast-track solutions to eradicate key polluters within the industry is a key ambition to help reduce the carbon emissions and waste of the healthcare system and meet the goals laid out by the government to reach net zero.

In the UK, green technology is a rapidly growing sector within healthcare. Climate change poses a major threat to our health as well as our planet. The environment is changing, that change is accelerating, and this has direct and immediate consequences for our patients, the public and the NHS. Tackling climate change through reducing harmful carbon emissions will improve health and save lives. Here in the UK, air pollution is the single greatest environmental threat to human health, accounting for 1 in 20 deaths. In response to the health threat posed by climate change, the NHS became the world’s first health service to commit to a target of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. Technology plays a key role in fast-tracking the improvement of whole populations’ health outcomes. This show will champion and educate attendees on the technological innovation in health, inspiring more creation and advances in the field.

Who is this conference for?

The Net Zero Health Conference is for all healthcare workers in the UK, innovators and forward-thinking health leaders - this includes not only the health care sector, but also science, technology, and academia; everyone who is passionately committed to improving the environmental impact of health care and promoting sustainable running of the public and private health sectors.

If you are involved or interested in Net Zero health care provision and tech innovation, this show is for you.

Why attend?

This is the UK’s leading MUST ATTEND event for everyone involved in innovation and providing health care services that advocate for and promote sustainability and green technologies in the field.

The impact climate change is having in the health care sector is becoming increasingly evident. With these changes accelerating over recent years, it is clear action is of high urgency and importance. Learn how each health and care professional can help the NHS achieve its net zero target by 2040 whilst also improving the quality of patient care.

  • Network with high-profile individuals in Health Tech
  • Engage with the health technology community
  • Share knowledge with experts in the field
  • Learn about the pertinent issues surrounding challenges to achieving sustainable health care and how new innovations can help solve them
  • Meet potential customers and buyers

Types of companies this show is for:
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The Net Zero Conference is for any companies involved in promoting sustainable health care technologies, with the common goal of achieving Net Zero, in the areas of:

  • Production and waste management
  • Low resource alternatives to existing therapy
  • Energy
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Transport
  • Supply chain
  • PPE