About Global Action Plan
Global Action Plan is a dynamic charity that is tackling the root cause of environmental breakdown and health inequalities. We’re the people behind Clean Air Day (the UK’s biggest air pollution campaign), the co-creators of the Clean Air Hospital Framework, the founders of Business for Clean Air, the designers of the Clean Air Public Insights Tracker and the architects of the Clean Air Hub. Through our projects and collaborations, Global Action Plan enables people to see, believe and, crucially, act on the insight that what is good for us is good for the planet.
About Newcastle Hospitals and the North East & North Cumbria Integrated Care System
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching hospital Trusts in the country, with around 17,000 staff and an annual income of £1billion. Rated outstanding twice by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Trust has a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally. The Trust also has a longstanding reputation for environmental sustainability leadership and in 2019 they became the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare the health emergency that is the climate emergency, and commit to fast-tracking decarbonisation of their healthcare services. The Trust’s award-winning Sustainability Team oversee the Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (SHINE) programme and delivery of the Board approved Climate Emergency Strategy, with the vision “to be a global leader in sustainable healthcare delivery through collaboration and innovation, helping our patients and communities to thrive within the means our planet”.
Newcastle Hospitals is one of 12 provider Trusts that, along with commissioners and primary care networks, form the North East & North Cumbria Integrated Care System (NENC ICS). The quality of health and care services in the region are consistently rated amongst the best in the country, though overall public health is amongst the worst in the country. The NENC ICS serves a population of 3.1 million people with some of the poorest life expectancy, starkest health inequalities and highest levels of preventable disease in England.