*Agenda subject to change

Morning Session: Sustainable Health Scotland

09:30 - Delegate Registration & Networking

10:00 - Chair's Welcome & Introduction

Phil Mackie, Lead Consultant in Public Health, Scottish Public Health Network & Head of Knowledge and Research Services, NHS Health Scotland - Confirmed

10:10 - Keynote Address: Securing Scotland's Health

David Crichton, Chair, NHS Health Scotland - Confirmed

Creating a nation in which all of its people and communities have a fairer share of the opportunities, resources and confidence to live longer, healthier lives.

10:30 - Our Natural Health Service

Cath Denholm, Scottish Natural Heritage Board Member and Director of Strategy, NHS Health Scotland - Confirmed

Scottish Natural Heritage is leading work to better connect the environment and health sectors by developing the concept and practice of a Natural health service to complement the existing National Health Service and support the breadth of health and care delivery. This work builds on the achievements of the Green Exercise Partnership and is supported by both the environment and health portfolios in Scottish Government.

10:50 - Active travel – walking and cycling our way to a healthy, sustainable, future

John Lauder, National Director, Sustrans Scotland - Confirmed

Active travel offers an ‘all in one’ package of solutions to a wide range of problems that organisations / employers, like the NHS, experience. Walking and cycling can be incorporated in to people’s daily lives – enabling them to increase their levels of physical activity and improve wellbeing whilst reducing pressure on hospital car parks and congested roads. At the same time, local and global emissions are reduced and neighbourhoods are better places to be - improving the wider world we live in.

11:10 - Health, housing and fuel poverty – what next?

Lisa Glass, Partnership Officer for Health, Shelter Scotland - Confirmed

This session will cover recent developments in health and housing, with a special focus on fuel poverty and cold homes, and it will provide a picture of what form prevention and early intervention can take in Scotland’s health services. It will look at what works, what is missing, and what delegates can consider to tackle housing related health inequalities and ill-health and create a sustainable health system.

11:25 - Session brought to you by PCMG

Adam Tuck, Energy Analysis Team Leader, PCMG - Confirmed

The cost of providing healthcare services covers a wide range of expenditure, from medical supplies to temporary staff to lighting and heating. All of these costs will have to be addressed to meet this savings target without compromising services. Careful audit and scrutiny of resource use and their instantaneous costs can produce major savings, even recovering historic overpayments

Adam will introduce himself and give a brief overview of PCMG and their parent company, Ayming, highlighting their work in Scotland to date with the NHS how many Health Boards/Trusts they've worked with, how much they've recovered and the Framework agreements they are part of.

11:45 - Question & Answers

12:00 - Refreshments & Networking

12:20 - Workshop session 1

    1 - How to set up or improve your Furniture reuse Programme- NHS Scotland Case Studies delivered by Elaine Grey, Purchasing Lead, NHS Glasgow and Clyde - Confirmed

    The savings from reuse could be £1M per year for NHS Scotland, with minimal cost investment. In this session Elaine will give her top tips and short cuts to success. You will leave this Workshop with a clear way forward to realising more savings
    2 - Place Making delivered by Kat Hasler, Development Manager, Place Standard, NHS Health Scotland - Confirmed

    Kat will reinforce the critical role of planning authorities in shaping the health and well-being of populations whilst tackling inequalities. She will discuss some practical mechanisms to enable this; such as the community empowerment legislation and the range of key actions contained within the recently approved Place Standard Implementation Plan 2016/19
    3 - Climate Change Plan: Implications and Opportunities for Healthcare Kathryn Dapré, Head of Engineering, Energy & Sustainability, NHS National Services Scotland - Confirmed

    This year has seen the publication Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan. This sets out how Scotland will achieve the challenging carbon reduction targets required by the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 and the more recent Paris Climate Agreement. The implications for NHSScotland are significant, not just for energy consumption of our estate, but across all aspects of our day-to-day operations. This workshop will outline Climate Change Plan requirements and recommendations, how these will impact on healthcare services in Scotland, and will explore ways that these requirements can be met without compromising NHS core business.

13:00 - Lunch & Networking

14:00- Workshop session 2

    4 - Energy efficiency delivered by Adam Tuck, Energy Analysis Team Leader, PCMG - Confirmed

    In this session James will run through the details of an energy cost recovery audit highlihgting the infomation required from clients up front, the processes in a little more detail, the likely outcomes and a range of case studies.
    5 - Post Occupancy Evaluation, how this can improve environmental and social benefits within the sector delivered by Professor Flora Samuel, Professor of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Reading - Confirmed

    Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is the process of obtaining feedback on a building's performance in use. The value of POE is being increasingly recognised, and it is becoming mandatory on many public projects;Identify any gaps in communication and understanding that impact on the building operation; What can these tell us about hospital and domestic accommodation that reflect on achieving better healthcare and healthier communities.
    6 - Natural Environment and Greenspace delivered by Kevin Lafferty, National Policy Advisor for Access, Health & Recreation, Forestry Commission Scotland - Confirmed

    NHS Greenspace for Health Partnerships - to test partnership models that contribute to the management of NHS greenspace and its use by patients, staff, visitors and local community

    14:40 - Refreshments & Networking

    15:00 Welcome Back

    Brian Swanson, Chair, NHSScotland Sustainability Steering Group - Confirmed

    15:05 - Case Study: Community Empowerment

    Linda Gillespie, Community Ownership Support Service - Confirmed

    This case study session will highlight the role that community ownership of land and buildings can have in helping build more resilient communities, where opportunities are created, services developed and people feel that they have a stake in the communities where they live and work.

    15:20 - Case study: Delivering a Low Emission Zone

    Cllr. Anna Richardson, Glasgow City Council - Confirmed

    The concept of Low Emission Zones (LEZs) has been established for some years. An LEZ involves a city or local authority setting vehicle emissions limits in defined areas where poor air quality is an issue. Any vehicles which do not meet the required LEZ standard are restricted or deterred from entering the area concerned, either by exclusion (full or partial) or by charging. The main benefits of LEZs include:

      Reduced emissions and improved air quality, contributing to national and local environmental, health and economic objectives;
      Higher vehicle replacement costs, but overall improved fuel efficiency;
      Reduced consumer transport costs from using more efficient modes of transport; and In Scotland, supporting the move to almost complete decarbonisation of the road transport sector by 2050.

    15:35 - Case study: Creating a climate ready action plan – Climate Ready Clyde

    Kit England, Project Manager, Climate Ready Clyde - Confirmed

    The Climate Ready Clyde project was set up by the Adaptation Scotland programme and has already increased understanding of how changes in climate are likely to affect different organisations, services and sectors across the Glasgow and Clyde Valley city region. Project partners developed a shared vision setting out a clear and ambitious commitment to working together to adapt to the impacts of climate change

    15:50 - Question and Answers

    16:00 - Guest speaker: Inspiring & Enabling People - Vertical Forest, Milan

    Vertical Forest is a model for a sustainable residential building, a project for metropolitan reforestation contributing to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. It is a model of vertical densification of nature within the city that operates in relation to policies for reforestation and naturalization of large urban and metropolitan borders.

    The first example of the Vertical Forest consisting of two residential towers of 110 and 76 m height, was realized in the centre of Milan, on the edge of the Isola neighborhood, hosting 900 trees (each measuring 3, 6 or 9 meters) and over 20,000 plants from a wide range of shrubs and floral plants distributed according to the sun exposure of the facade. On flat land, each Vertical Forest equals, in amount of trees, an area of 20,000 square meters of forest. In terms of urban densification it is the equivalent of an area of a single family dwelling of nearly 75,000 sq.m.

    The vegetal system of the Vertical Forest contributes to the construction of a microclimate, produces humidity, absorbs CO2 and dust particles and produces oxygen.

    Anastasia Kucherova, Architect, Stefano Boeri Architeffi - Confirmed

    16:20 Chair’s Concluding Comments

    Brian Swanson, Chair, NHSScotland Sustainability Steering Group - Confirmed

    16:25 - Event Close

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