Net Zero Leadership Training for Boards

Sustainable transformation across an organisation requires leadership and engagement from board-level staff. This interactive training workshop, designed for groups of board-level leads and tailored to local requirements, focuses on the expectations for their role in the NHS Net Zero Plan, the unique characteristics of leadership for sustainability, and what they can do to inspire, lead and measure change.


  1. Identify your regulatory responsibilities (NHS England Net Zero Plan / NHS Wales Decarbonisation Action Plan)
  2. Develop essential carbon literacy for healthcare management
  3. Recognise the broader sustainability challenges beyond net zero


  1. Apply leadership skills to sustainability challenges
  2. Communicate climate and health messages to staff and external stakeholders
  3. Refine or operationalise your Green Plan and measure improvement using triple bottom line QI methods
  4. Identify the workforce development needs of your area

"It was an opportunity to gain viewpoints from across the organisation, to share good practice/ideas and also to receive expert guidance from the facilitators on how we as an organisation can make a contribution in tackling this huge challenge."


  • 25 minutes of pre-reading
  • Two-hour workshop on a date of your choice
  • One-hour follow-up mentoring session

Cost (Public Sector)

£3000 + VAT for up to 16 participants 
£3500 + VAT for 17-24 participants
£4000 + VAT for 25-32 participants

Consider whether you would like to invite key decision makers from a single board or include those who can drive wider change through interagency working.

Get in touch

Contact Dr. Hayley Pinto to discuss your requirements and specific needs, and which month, days and times you would prefer.

Are you an individual in a leadership position?

If you are involved in healthcare leadership but not able to book for multiple board members, please join the Introduction to Sustainable Healthcare course and develop your leadership plan as part of the workshop.



hayleyDr Hayley Pinto, CSH Education and Training Lead

Hayley was a lead consultant addiction psychiatrist with nearly 30 yrs experience in the NHS and publicly-funded services.  She is senior honorary lecturer at Norwich Medical School and is involved in climate education, outreach, and activism. Hayley has a degree in psychology and completed general practice training before pursuing a career in psychiatry. 

Bob Soin, MA MB BChir(Hons) FRCS MD

Bob is a surgeon who worked in the NHS for almost 30 years. His sub-specialization, laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, involves gas anaesthetics for patients whose abdominal cavity is then distended with carbon dioxide, both contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. He works with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare to help change strategies and improve research and education, and with industry including Revolution-Zero to provide sustainable healthcare solutions. He trained at Cambridge and Oxford and has worked in South Africa, the U.S. and India. 

Chris Naylor

Chris Naylor, Policy Lead

Chris has a background in health policy and research and is passionate about creating sustainable health and care services that are resilient for the future. He is a Senior Fellow at the health policy think tank, The King’s Fund, where he continues to work part-time, and has an MSc in public health. He is an experienced facilitator and coach.

Rachel Stancliffe, CSH Director

Rachel worked on public health initiatives in the UK, Georgia and Kazakhstan before helping to develop The Cochrane Library during the first decade of its life. She has a Human Sciences degree (Oxford) and a Master’s degree in demography and epidemiology (London School of Economics).

Nuala Hampson, Lead Facilitator for Education

Nuala Hampson is a pharmacist with a background in education, general practice and, more recently, sustainable healthcare. Nuala has worked as a clinical pharmacist in general practice for over 20 years and postgraduate pharmacy education for 15 years. Nuala is passionate about sustainability and enabling others through positive action. She is the sustainability champion at the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education, focusing on encouraging individual and organisational change, and is a member of Pharmacy Declares, a group of climate conscious pharmacy professionals based in the UK. Nuala is currently the Lead Facilitator for Education at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.

Stefi Barna, Education Director

Stefi is a global health academic. She taught public health at Norwich Medical School and planetary health at Queen Mary University of London.