Healthier planet, healthier people: NHS LPP appoints new Executive Director of Sustainability and Social Value
NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) is celebrating the beginning of the COP26 with the announcement of a new Executive Director in Sustainability and Social Value.
Michelle McCann, formerly Category Director of Estates, Facilities and Professional Services at NHS LPP, has stepped into the new role which will lead a new team dedicated to encouraging and supporting sustainability and social value across the areas NHS LPP influences including estates, workforce, medicines and digital.
Michelle has a background in estates management and procurement and is a member of the NHS Procurement Target Operating Model (PTOM) sustainability forum and the London Anchors Institute, a group set up to champion sustainability and social value in the capital.
The role will support the ambition of the NHS to become the world’s first net-zero health service by 2040, as well as leading projects to address climate, social and health inequalities for the London Recovery Board - a group of representatives from the business community and the public sector, tasked with leading London’s recovery from the pandemic.
In June, NHS LPP also launched its internal Greener LPP campaign, which encourages staff to take greener actions in their work and personal lives, and has already resulted in approximately 50 percent of NHS LPP staff pledging to make changes.
Michelle said the beginning of COP26 was a timely moment for NHS staff to step-up action.
As Amanda Pritchard said in her message today “climate change is a health emergency as well as an environmental emergency. Climate change is a major threat to the health of our patients, staff and the communities we serve - and one in 20 deaths in the UK can be attributed to air pollution.
“Since 2010, the NHS has cut its carbon emissions by 30 percent but we must, and can, achieve more together.
“Our team at NHS LPP is already supporting our member trusts to put changes in practice in areas such as patient transport, minor works and buildings maintenance.
“I look forward to working with teams across the NHS to build on progress so far to make our health service greener while also protecting the health of our patients.”
If you would like to know more about the work of Michelle and her team, and how NHS LPP can support your trust to be more sustainable please contact firstname.lastname@example.org