At Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust we are committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2045 for emissions scope 1, 2 and 3, as signed off by Trust Board on 25th November 2021.

We believe that human health is inextricably linked to a healthy environment. The challenges facing the environment are numerous, and as an organisation, we recognise the need to identify, prevent, and plan for these challenges, including constraints on natural resources, climate change, water scarcity, and their impacts on human health. This means that to create healthier societies, we must have an unwavering commitment to protecting the natural resources upon which we all rely, today and in the future.

MPFT recognises the importance of sustainability within the NHS and we are focused to drive positive change within our Trust.

  • We have a dedicated network of Sustainability Champions, Clinical Greener Groups and Cycle to Work group, to help promote and make sustainable ways of working across the Trust.
  • We offer free eLearning courses, literature and media on sustainability.
  • We've embedded Sustainability into our Quality Improvement offering.
  • Our Green Plan and Green Strategy for 2022-25 details our ambitions to reach net-zero, you can find out more in our Green Plan and Green Strategy below.

Reducing our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions brings significant benefits for us, our service users, suppliers and the wider community.

The Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) will cover MPFT’s baseline year information (2018/19), setting clear targets for reducing GHG emissions over key timeframes and planned actions to achieve greenhouse gases Net Zero by 2045 at the latest. 

MPFT's Chief Executive and Chief Nurse on becoming a Greener Trust

“I’m thrilled to be the Executive Director for the Greener agenda, shaping a sustainable and greener future for our staff, service users, carers, stakeholders, and population."

"We have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero and, to adapt and mitigate climate related challenges. We all have an important role in achieving this, thinking innovatively and adopting more sustainable ways of working."

"We are also working across both Integrated Care Systems to collaborate with providers and create a net zero NHS and healthier planet for all.”

- Liz Lockett, Chief Nurse & Director of Quality & Professional Leadership

Neil Carr, Chief Executive:

Green Plan Areas

Illustration of a network of peopleWorkforce and Leadership

Engage and develop the workforce in carbon dioxide reduction initiatives and sustainability goals

Illustration of a hand holding a small plantSustainable Models of Care

Carbon dioxide reduction opportunities across all our clinical services

Illustration of cloud computingDigital Transformations

Direct alignments between the digital transformation agenda and Net Zero

Illustration of an electric carTravel and Transport

Delivering our Green Transport Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions

Illustration of a large buildingCapital (Facilities & Estates)

Reducing carbon dioxide emissions arising from Trust buildings

Illustration of solar panelsEnergy (Facilities & Estates)

Reducing energy and utility usage to lower our carbon footprint

Illustration of a waste binWaste (Facilities & Estates)

Changing the perception on waste and plastics to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste

Illustration of a leaking tapWater (Facilities & Estates)

Reducing pollutants and contamination of water to improve supply and reduce water wastage

Illustration of a medicine bottleMedicines

Tackling the 25% of carbon dioxide emissions within the NHS in England resulting from medicines

Illustration of a briefcaseSupply Chain & Procurement

The NHS supply chain accounts for >60% of total carbon dioxide emissions

Illustration of a packed lunchFood, Catering and Nutrition

Reducing the emissions from the food made and served within the Trust

Illustration of high temperature warningClimate Change & Adaptation

Mitigating the risks of severe weather conditions associated with climate change

Illustration of a cloudAir Pollution

Reducing levels of pollutants to create clean and safer air quality

Illustration of a forestBiodiversity

Protecting, restoring, and regenerating our green spaces and biodiversity

Illustration of the sun above two housesNature and Wellbeing

Creating links between healthcare and nature-based activities for our staff and service users

Green MPFT Contact Details

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Twitter: @GreenTeamMPFT