West Midlands Medicines and the Environment Network- Reducing medicines Waste

4 July 2024-
4 July 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Event Overview:

Health Innovation West Midlands (HIWM) invite you to join our regional Medicines and the Environmental Network meeting.

The network has been developed to bring together Healthcare professionals across all sectors located in the West Midlands. Medicines have a significant impact on the environment, contributing to 25% of the NHS carbon footprint alongside contributing to environmental pollution, this group focuses on sharing best practice and learning to reduce this impact.


The session on Thursday 4th July 12-1pm

“Reducing medicines waste using patient engagement- experiences from Dorset’s Open the Bag audit”

Guest Speaker: Lucie Barton, Specialist Pharmacy Technician, NHS Dorset

By attending this event you will:

The West Midlands Medicines and the Environment Network will:

  • provide a supportive environment to hear from and connect with other likeminded professionals from across the West Midlands to discuss medicines related environmental sustainability topics.
  • provide a virtual platform for collaboration; to share challenges, successes, and resources to help contribute to NHS Net Zero Targets and improve the environmental impact of medicines use.

This event is for NHS staff who want to improve the impact medicines use has on the environment.

Who Should Attend:

NHS Healthcare professionals within the West Midlands with an interest in improving medicines impact on the environment.

  • Secondary Care professionals
  • Trust and ICB Sustainability teams
  • General Practice team members
  • ICB Medicines Management teams
  • Pharmacy team members

We would welcome representation from across the many specialist areas in order to share best practice for example: general practice, respiratory, stores, procurement, aseptic services, surgery and theatres.

Accessing the meeting: You will receive joining instructions 1 to 2 days before the event.

Key contact for information about the event: Anna Edwards, Innovation Project Manager anna.edwards@healthinnovationwm.org

Register to attend