Thursday, 30 April 2009 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

In January 2009 the National Health Service published its Carbon Reduction Strategy for England.   The document reported that 'It is now widely recognised that climate change is probably the most serious threat to life, our health, and our wellbeing. Over 1500 people died prematurely during the heat wave in England in 2003'. 

With the University of Winchester, WinACC is jointly organising a lecture by David Pencheon, who is Head of the Sustainability Unit of the National Health Service, which has published the NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy. The lecture will be held on Thursday 30 April at the University's John Stripe Theatre. The lecture is entitled “Reducing the carbon footprint of the NHS: the audacity of now”. The lecture will start at 1900 and be preceded by a reception at 1830.   Professor Jonathan Montgomery, Chair of the Hampshire Primary Care Trust, will chair the lecture.
David Pencheon was Director of the NHS Eastern Region Public Health Observatory from 2001 to 2007, serving the East of England. He has worked as joint Director of Public Health, a Public Health Training Programme Director in the East of England and in China in the early 1990s with Save the Children Fund (UK).