Dr Richard Hixson FRCA FFICM is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care; past Deputy Medical Director; NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur and designer of CPDmatch; Trust Clinical Lead for Sustainability; Northeast ‘ICS’ Sustainability Group lead for ‘people’; member of Durham County Council’s Climate Emergency Strategic Board, the Intensive Care Society’s Sustainability Working Group, NHS England’s Sustainable Procurement and Supplier Forums, and the UK National Committee for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
Richard co-founded Healthcare Ocean as his main interest is Global Goal 14, Life Below Water and how anthropogenic activities including healthcare procurement, container shipping and molecular pollution adversely affected the marine environment. His goal is to ensure oceans, coasts and inland waterways are never forgotten in NHS net zero planning as without healthy oceans, it is impossible to tackle the climate crisis successfully.