Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM
UCS School of Nursing and Midwifery
Guest Lecture - Sustainable Healthcare
Dr David Pencheon OBE
Dr Pencheon will provide an update on the sustainability challenges and opportunities associated with health and social care. He will explain why a sustainable health service which is both financially and environmentally affordable is essential for the long-term future of healthcare in this country. Dr Pencheon is also keen to hear from practitioners about where they feel they have opportunities and responsibilities to act.
Dr Pencheon is Director of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit, which aims to help the NHS fulfil its potential as a leading sustainable and low carbon healthcare service. Established in April 2008, the SDU develops organisations, people, tools, policy and research to enable the NHS to promote sustainable development and mitigate climate change.
From 2001 to 2007 Dr Pencheon was Director of the NHS Eastern Region Public Health Observatory. Previous roles include Director of Public Health and Public Health Training Programme Director in the East of England. Dr Pencheon worked in China in the early 1990s with Save the Children Fund and before this he was a clinician in secondary care.
Dr Pencheon received an OBE in 2012 for his services to public health and particularly for his current work on improving sustainability in the NHS.