The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has announced another speaker for the SEE Summit. Former GP Dr Matt Sawyer runs an environmental sustainability consultancy, SEE Sustainability, working to improve human and planetary health.



Matt covers sustainability issues facing health care, including understanding their carbon emissions footprint and helping to produce roadmaps and action plans to meet the NHS net zero ambition. He has an MSc in Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Management. 

Matt says: "I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak at this year’s SEE Summit from ABDO. With increasing frequency and intensity of heatwaves, wildfires and floods around the world demonstrating the impact from a changing climate, the pressing need to change our behaviours and reduce the damage to the natural living world is more vital than ever.

"Many actions, ideas and initiatives are transferable from one pillar of primary care to another – and I am pleased to share what I can to make the best options for the planet, the easiest options for you."

Matt will be talking on two topics. ‘Energy and estates – how to become more sustainable in practice’, using his knowledge of sustainability in GP practices, pharmacy and dentistry as well as eyecare; and ‘What optical practices can learn about sustainability from across primary care’. 

Antonia Chitty, sustainability lead for ABDO says: "It’s a real pleasure to have Matt on board for the third annual SEE Summit. He brings a depth of knowledge to the event and experience from across primary care. I look forward to this chance to hear him speak."

Book your place for the SEE Summit here.