2014 December

Carbon reduction scheme report shows opportunities for NHS to improve

The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) annual report and league table has been published showing NHS organisations are slightly behind in emissions reductions compared to others taking part. The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) is a mechanism for reporting and putting a price on carbon emissions. NHS organisations make up about 8% of CRC participants in phase […]

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NHS Sustainability to support Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation

NHS Sustainability Day is proud to support the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation by donating £4 from each T-Shirt sale. The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation supports activity to address the health implications of climate change and promotes activity and initiatives which recognise that policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions can also lead to public […]

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Boiler on prescription – Saves lives, saves money

Pilot project in Sunderland hailed a success with GP and outpatient visits reduced by a third and heating bills cut by £30 a month. Family doctors prescribing double glazing and loft insulation for patients living in cold, damp homes can transform lives and slash the huge sums spent by the NHS on cold-related ill health, […]

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New funding for community projects to produce their own energy

The DECC have today announced a funding pool of £10m will be available to communities projects who would like to produce their own energy. The Urban Community Energy Fund will give community groups in England the opportunity to bid for grants of up to £20,000, or loans of up to £130,000 to help kick-start their […]

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New sustainability reporting template

The new updated 2014/15 sustainability reporting template is now available. Measuring, monitoring and reporting on sustainability through the annual report supports the assurance process for meeting legal, reputational and policy requirements. NHS Standard Contract includes a requirement for providers to demonstrate and report progress on adaptation and mitigation. NHS England requires all CCGs to report […]

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NHS trusts continue to reduce energy use, water and waste – new maps published

The NHS in England has seen a decrease of 3.5% in building energy carbon footprint between 2007/08 and 2013/14 – this is a 1.9% reduction and 120,000 fewer tonnes of carbon emissions in the last year. During this six year period the NHS as seen a 13% increase in inpatient activity.  The reduction in energy […]

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