Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership have appointed LSHP to support the delivery of the Greener NHS agenda across the Northwest. This long-term sustainability lead role will be delivered over the next two years by gbpartnerships, on behalf of LSHP. The role expands and solidifies on the work that has already been carried out by gbpartnerships’ Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Becky Jones.
Becky is Chair of the Sustainability Group and the nominated lead for the sustainability agenda across the Partnership, working closely with the other Northwest sustainability leads.
The first requirement for Becky is to embed the recently developed Sustainability Group as an integral part of the Partnership’s working framework, reporting into the Population Health Board and establishing sub-groups to progress the good work that has taken place so far. The main focus of the work is to:
Work with Dave Sweeney, Executive Director of Partnerships, on delivering the Greener NHS and wider sustainability agenda
Lead on the production of an ICS Green Plan
Maximise the potential of Anchor Institutions working within the Partnership to further strengthen local skills, improve sustainability, reduce air pollution, reduce inequalities, improve opportunities and environments for local people and embed the wider social values framework
Encourage representation from as many organisations across the Partnership as possible
Embed the work already being carried out to deliver the commitments to the agenda with the aim of achieving the Social Values Award in the near future.
Dave Sweeney Exec Director of Partnerships for Cheshire and Merseyside commented.
"Those that know me will not be surprised by this collaboration as collaboration is everything. Becky brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for this critical agenda. When I say critical I mean critical, it is up to us all to do what we can to sustain our planet. The NHS has to - and will be -in that space in Cheshire and Merseyside, working with our regional and National partners to do so. Welcome aboard Becky."
Becky Jones, gbpartnerships Corporate Social Responsibility Manager commented:
"I’m delighted to be working with the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership to support them in leading the way on the Greener NHS agenda. This focus on sustainability and supporting the Greener NHS agenda chimes with so much of what we’re doing at LSHP and gbpartnerships, supporting NHS and Local Authority clients in driving towards zero carbon targets. Last month we were able to work together to successfully deliver a 100% return rate for the NHS Greener data collection returns – quite an achievement for a Partnership as large as the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership.”