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14 July 2023  | BMA HOUSE, LONDON

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Delivering greener care for a healthier future

BMJ and the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change present a new one-day conference that will empower healthcare professionals to respond to the health emergency that climate change brings.

While identifying a pathway to net zero emissions for a large and complex system such as the NHS is an immensely challenging task, clinicians can be part of the innovation, adoption, and embedding of low carbon practices which prioritise high quality patient care. They can inspire sustainable practice in colleagues, communities and healthcare management. This new conference offers them the opportunity to make that impact.


You can now share your ideas and actions for reducing the carbon impact of healthcare services across all levels of the UK health and care system.

Successful authors may be invited to present at the conference and display their work as an ePoster. 

We are helping to improve health outcomes around the world.

  • London | 14 July 2023 | Free to attend
  • All heathcare professionals welcome
  • Leave ready to rise to the challenges set by the NHS Net Zero commitment
  • Submit your call for abstracts entry

Play your part

Our world is changing and this impacts how we live our lives and share the planet. 

Climate change threatens to undermine years of public health gains, with direct and immediate consequences for our patients, the public and the healthcare sector. We must respond to the health emergency that climate change brings and embed this into everything we do now and in the future.

Net Zero Clinical Care is our new one-day conference, which will focus on reducing the carbon impact of services across all levels of the UK health and care system, and the role that every healthcare professional can play in delivering a net zero health service.

Brought to you by BMJ and UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (UKHACC), the conference will stimulate discussions and empower you to take action.

A full website for the event will be launched soon.

Call for abstracts - how would you support net zero healthcare?

The call for submissions is open to all healthcare providers (both clinicians and non-clinicians) based in the UK, including those from service providers, Arms Length bodies, those involved in quality improvement, public health professionals and private care providers.

Your abstract will focus on delivering net zero healthcare, reducing the carbon impact of healthcare services across all levels of the UK health and care system while improving patient care.

Reviewers will be considering the scale of the problem addressed by your project, the impact that the project has had, and the potential for wider application. Additionally, they will be interested in the wider financial, social and environmental benefits realised through the project, your learnings from the experience, and whether the project took an innovative and original approach.

We welcome equally first-time and experienced presenters from diverse backgrounds.

If you are successful, you will be invited to display your work as an ePoster. Some authors may be invited to also present at the conference in addition to displaying an ePoster.

Submissions deadline: 5 April 2023.

Download the abstracts template Submit your abstract

The topics you can submit to

Choose one of the below topics that is most appropriate for your submission:

Low carbon treatments – demonstrate ways to identify and reduce emissions associated with individual care components or treatment choices, while improving patient care

Low carbon care settings – share ideas for optimising care location to enable more efficient care delivery and to reduce patient and staff travel

Low carbon care pathways – outline interventions to deliver high quality, low carbon care which consider the whole care pathway taken by the patient, and how the service model as a whole can be made more sustainable

Low carbon public health interventions – share low carbon prevention measures which aim to reduce the amount, intensity and complexity of care needed

Embedding net zero through clinical leadership, systems and workforce – showcase governance structures, system level approaches or workforce engagement and training strategies that support and embed the delivery of net zero healthcare into the organisation as business as usual

Other – all other projects outside of the scope of the above topics

Read more about the topics, including examples of what areas you can focus on, in the abstract template. 

Download the abstracts template Submit your abstract

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