In recent years, the public and many organisations have become increasingly aware of the potential threat that climate change poses and the need for sustainable sources of energy. With this being an issue of public health, the NHS strives to be at the forefront of efficient energy use. NHS organisations need to adapt and develop many of their existing systems and infrastructure, in order to remove any reliance on fossil fuels and support the green economy.
In order to develop the efficiency and sustainability of energy use across the NHS, NHS England asked Q5 to support the development of a ten-year strategy that would reflect the NHS’ ambition while outlining the interventions required to improve the use of energy by all NHS organisations.
We worked alongside senior stakeholders from the NHS England and Improvement team to: