"We aspire to become a global leader in responding to the climate emergency through increased mitigation, investment and culture change throughout our system"
A warm welcome from the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s Climate Change team.
We are leading the delivery of the Integrated Care system’s ambition on Climate change, working collaboratively across and beyond the system to ensure everyone plays their part on this most-urgent agenda.
Take a look at what we've been up to in 'Year One' - as you’ll see, there has been a huge amount of work done and a real impact made on the health and social care system in the region.
Meet the team
Frank works as the climate change lead for the Partnership two days a week. The rest of the time he is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Airedale Hospital. Frank has an MSc in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability and volunteers as a Trustee for Sustrans.
Josie is the Climate Change and Improving Population Health Project Manager. She leads work on the built and natural environment, which includes housing, greenspace and the sustainable food system.
John is acting assistant director for improving population health, focussing on a number of work strands including our climate change ambition. He holds an MSc in Public Policy & Management and has broad leadership experience in the Public, Private and VCSE sectors. He works for the partnership 2 days a week.
Caroline is acting assistant director for improving population health, focusing on a number of work strands including our climate change ambition and has formed a Pharmacy Network on Sustainability and the Environment. She works for the partnership 2 days a week.
Verity is the Programme Support Officer for the Partnership’s Improving Population Health Programme. She provides support across all work streams, and Verity’s MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation gives her added insight when supporting climate change projects.
Jeanette provides engagement support and advice across the Partnership as part of the Communication and Engagement Team. She is the Partnership Engagement Manager for WY&H HCP and the Climate Change Programme is just one of the projects she works with - but one of her most enjoyable ones.
Our work focuses on two main themes:
A healthy, equitable and environmentally sustainable society
Reduce impact of residual healthcare via a high quality, equitable and environmentally sustainable health and care system
Within these themes are pieces of work on transport and air quality, housing, health inequalities, inclusive and green economy, insight and analysis (metrics), estates (buildings, energy, waste), travel (staff, patients, visitors, business), technology and innovation, clinical care (including anaesthetic gases, inhalers and green social prescribing), engaging the whole workforce, and social care.