Green Champions

We are delighted to announce the creation of the Green Champions group: a team of enthusiastic individuals who banded together in late 2022 based on an imperative for diagnostic laboratories to support the move towards a Net Zero NHS.

The Green Champions group aims to develop and promote best practices with members and beyond, addressing some of these lab inefficiencies affecting the environment as a whole.

The Green Champions group is set to grow over time and engage with the wider laboratory medicine community. The champions are keen to hear from members about examples of good practice and suggestions for meaningful change.

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External Resources

Please note that these are third party resources and the association cannot endorse their quality.

Laboratory Certification in Sustainability:

EFLM Green & Sustainable Laboratory

Resources and certification for making labs more sustainable.


LEAF - Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework

The Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework – a standard set by UCL to improve the sustainability and efficiency of laboratories. By joining the LEAF programme, laboratories reduce their carbon emissions and create an environment that supports quality research. Laboratories are awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold level depending on how many sustainable actions they take.


My Green Lab

An American-based programme providing green certification, on-line tutorials, and other green resources.


Other External Resources:

Future NHS Collaboration Platform

Set up a free account and sign up to the Greener NHS workspace, a platform to share sustainable learning and resources, collaborate and build networks.


Sustainable Healthcare Networks

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) Networks Platform is here to help you build a sustainable healthcare community, learn, and collaborate with others and positively fight the climate crisis.


The Carbon Trust

Climate action plans and business sustainability.


The Greener NHS Training Hub

The Greener NHS Training Hub offers three levels of on-line training to NHS staff:

Introductory Level: Building a net zero NHS (takes around 30 minutes).

Intermediate level: Carbon literacy for Healthcare (takes around a day).

Leadership development: Sustainability Leadership for Greener Health and Care.

This programme is designed to develop your leadership abilities, giving you the tools and knowledge to build a greener, more sustainable health system. It will help you foster confidence in yourself and your capacity to lead the health system towards net-zero.

The course is delivered on-line and is done at your own pace. It runs over a 21-week period, with an expected time commitment of around 6 hours each week.


WWF Footprint Calculator

Estimate your own personal carbon footprint, and see what steps you can take to reduce it.