We have worked with the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) and London regional colleagues over a number of years, providing leadership and contribution to strategic initiatives across health and social care. At a national level, this has included specialist advice and support in scoping the social care contribution to the national strategy, spanning the consultation process, leadership engagement, strategy development and a sector carbon footprint.
With Iken Associates, Catherine supported Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust in 2020 to develop their Green Plan with its ambition to be London’s greenest mental health trust. This will ensure the transformation of their services and new facilities adjacent to the Whittington Hospital have positive social, environmental and economic impacts and contribute to the national NHS commitment to achieving net carbon zero.
As lay member of the Association of Anaesthetists Environment and Sustainability Committee, Catherine helped increase the Association’s profile in this area, led a policy review and supported the development of the role of Fellow in Environmentally Sustainable Anaesthesia. She was honoured with a board award for this work.