ACHSM Live Webcast Series 2018: International speaker, Dr David Pencheon OBE, 17 May 2018

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Speaker: Dr David Pencheon OBE, Founder/Director Sustainable Development Unit for NHS England and Public Health England

ACHSM Live Webcast Series 2018.

Our monthly 60-minute webcasts will feature leading academics and professionals from the health and leadership sector, sharing their expertise and experience on a wide range of industry topics.

We are delighted that International speaker Dr David Pencheon OBE has agreed to be our May national webcast presenter.

A decade of trying to transform health and care in the UK: Successes and mistakes

For the past decade, David has led the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU): a research and policy unit in the UK on health, climate change and sustainable development. Although the unit has had remarkable success in reducing the carbon emissions of the NHS, the really interesting story is its role in a broader transition towards an environmentally sustainable health and care system.

In his presentation, David will draw on his time at the SDU and also his much longer experience as a physican and environmental advocate. He welcomes questions and discussion!

Date: Thursday 17 May 2018

Live at 12.00pm (AEST) to 1.00pm

Live via webcast on your pc, smartphone or tablet

12.00    Introduction 
12.05    Guest speaker presentation
12.35    Live Q&A 
12.55    Thank you
13.00    Event concludes

Attendee fees inc GST
ACHSM Member: $20.00
Non-Member: $65.00

About the speaker: Dr David Pencheon OBE, Founder/Director Sustainable Development Unit for NSH England and Public Health England 

Dr David Pencheon OBE is the founder Director of the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) for NHS England and Public Health England ( The SDU was established in 2007 with the task of ensuring the NHS operated in an environmentally sustainable way – starting with reducing its carbon emissions. Whether by coincidence or by causation, between 2007 and 2015 the NHS reduced its carbon emissions by 11% – exceeding the 10% target set in 2009, and despite health and care activity increasing by 18%. This represents a saving of £1.85bn, and more broadly, the first steps in a transition towards a sustainable and resilient health and care system.

David was previously Director of the Public Health Observatory in Cambridge from 2001 to 2007. He has worked as a clinical doctor in the NHS, a joint Director of Public Health, a Public Health Training Director, with the NHS R&D programme, and in rural China in the early 1990s with Save the Children Fund (UK). His main interests and areas of research and publication are: sustainable development; large scale transformational change; health and climate change; leadership; strategy development; personal and organisational behaviour change; social value; and disruptive innovation - for health professionals, patients and the public.

He has honorary chairs at University College London, and Exeter University, delivered the AFPHM William Redfern Oration in 2009, and was awarded the OBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List for services to public health and to the NHS.

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5/17/2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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