NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens will deliver the keynote address at HSJ’s inaugural Sustainability Forum this June.

The forum will explore how the NHS is attempting to reduce the environmental impact of its activities, while at the same time building its own climate resilience.

Launching the “For a greener NHS” campaign last month, Sir Simon said: “With almost 700 people dying potentially avoidable deaths due to air pollution every week we are facing a health emergency as well as a climate emergency. While the NHS is already a world leader in sustainability, as the biggest employer in this country comprising nearly a tenth of the UK economy, we’re both part of the problem and part of the solution.”

HSJ’s Sustainability Forum will take place on 4 June in London. Other confirmed speakers include NHS Sustainable Development Unit director Sonia Roschnik, Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust chief executive Chris Long, and Hospital Food Review chair Philip Shelley. Other speakers will be announced in due course.

Full details of the event can be found here.