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BIVDA’s Spring Sustainability Seminar, 23 April – book now!

By April 3, 2024No Comments

If you haven’t already secured your place at the BIVDA Spring Sustainability Seminar, then here’s a look at what we have lined up so far.

The speakers include, with more to be confirmed:

Rob Shorten – Association for Laboratory Medicine – will be providing us with an overview of the environmental impact that diagnostic laboratories cause, including pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical stages. Exploring case studies demonstrating good practice, as well as challenges and key questions that face those working in these labs.

Finally, there will be an opportunity discuss how we can work with industry partners to reduce the environmental impact of our services.

Stevie Mclaughlin – Head of Governance and Sustainable Procurement, NHS National Services Scotland will be presenting the Scotland sustainability requirements and expectations for suppliers and how these align on the broader landscape.

Heidi Barnard – Sustainability Lead, NHS Supply Chain is going to talk through the new NHS Supply Chain 5 Supplier Asks which include:

  • Carbon Reduction Plans
  • Social Value
  • Evergreen Assessment
  • NHS England Supplier Roadmap
  • Modern Slavery

With a closer look at the Social Value and Modern Slavery Requirements

Alexandra Hammond – Head of Sustainable Procurement and Supply Chain, NHS England will be providing us with a recap of the NHS Supplier Road map and an overview on Evergreen and Modern Slavery Requirements.

Do you want to know what levels suppliers are achieving in the Evergreen assessment – Alex will reveal all!

Suchita Joshi – National Head of Pathology, NHS England is taking to the floor to explain how they are looking to identify areas of good practice and increase environmental sustainability.

The whole day has been organised so there is plenty of opportunity for you to ask questions and engage fully with the speakers, so we look forward to lots of discussion so everyone can leave with some provoking thoughts and ideas.

Additional speakers will be announced as they are confirmed – so book your place now using this link.

Ben Kemp