2014 September

Health and Wellbeing Boards to be engaged around preparing for climate change

The Sustainable Development Unit are contacting all Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) to get their input into a government report looking at how the health and care system is adapting to climate change. Chairs of HWBs will receive an email invite to take part in the three question survey that will take five minutes to […]

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Monitoring overheating in wards

Managing climate risks to wellbeing and the economy report was published earlier in the year by the Adaptation Sub-Committee. It has highlighted that 90% of hospital wards are at risk of overheating with climate change. Without adaptation the number of additional deaths and illness associated with heat is likely to increase. Currently there is no […]

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NHS Property Services survey seeks tenants’ views

NHS Property Services is seeking the views of its tenants to measure satisfaction with property, including the importance of issues like sustainability. The findings will be used to inform operational delivery and focus strategic planning to better meet the needs of customers. Take the survey here. To ensure the survey is representative of tenants, please […]

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New energy plan at St George’s Hospital can save up to £1m a year

St George’s Hospital in London has signed an Energy Performance Contract with British Gas in a deal that could reduce energy use by a quarter and cut more than 6,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. The deal involves a loan of £12m which will enable the installation of a range of new equipment. The energy saving […]

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Government publishes review of transport resilience to extreme weather

The transport resilience review is an independent study of all modes of transport and their ability to function in a wide range of extreme weather events. This review was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Transport in response to the extreme weather experienced during the winter of 2013 and 2014. The report: sets out […]

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PHE announces winning apps to improve health and wellbeing

Public Health England (PHE) has unveiled the three winners of the PHE Health X initiative, the first competition of its kind that will bring inspirational technology to the public. Nearly 150 entries were submitted before shortlisted applicants were asked to demonstrate their products to a Health X judging panel at a finalists’ event in London […]

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