NHSE webinar to support suppliers with new Carbon Reduction Plan requirements

NHS England is hosting a virtual event designed for suppliers intending to bid for NHS contracts, with the aim of offering guidance around new Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) requirements.

The webinar will cover the requirements in place from April 2024, which sees the NHS “proportionately extend the Carbon Reduction Plan requirements to cover all procurements” following April 2023’s requirements, which necessitated CRPs from suppliers from all new contracts above £5 million per annum.

NHSE states that in order to ensure that CRP requirements are extended in a “proportionate and relevant manner” to all procurements, the policy is to be applied in a two-tiered approach, with a CRP requirement extended to a wider set of procurements and a Net Zero Commitment required for lower value procurements.

Suppliers are encouraged to join the online event to learn more about CRPs and Net Zero Commitments, how they will be requested within the procurement process, and what support is available to suppliers to help create the plans and commitments.

The webinar will take place on 30 April at 2pm via Microsoft Teams, with more information available here.

Whilst this webinar is intended for suppliers only, NHSE is offering two separate webinars exploring the topic for NHS staff, on 18 April and 2 May. Click here to find out more.

Later in the year, HTN is hosting a virtual panel discussion on the role of digital in going green; you can register here.

We previously explored green plans from five integrated care systems, focusing on Somerset, North East London, Derbyshire, Suffolk and North East Essex, and Norfolk and Waveney; click here to read more.

In other green news, we highlighted how the Sustainability Strategy 2023 – 2028 from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde shares a vision for a “resilient health service which is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable” and sets out plans to utilise technology to support with property, transport, communications and more; and we reported how a research project led by King’s College London seeks to explore the environmental impacts of artificial intelligence enabled health.