2015 January

NHS waste reduction explored at Westminster

NHS: efficiency savings through waste reduction” was the subject of a joint meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group earlier this month. The All-Party Parliamentary Groups provide a forum to inform debate among members of Parliament on key policy issues, and the event was chaired by Neil Carmichael […]

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Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Cutting Waste Report published

A guide for doctors on cutting waste in clinical care, which was co-authored by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Fellow in Sustainability, Dr Daniel Maughan, was the BBC’s top story on 6th November. Commissioned by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the guide provides a framework for doctors to think critically about waste from a clinical perspective and […]

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New research to help hospitals reduce carbon emissions

The potential of ‘big data’ to support carbon reduction efforts, better data on the energy performance of buildings, and the impact of sensor technology will all be the subject of new research projects announced this week. Against a world backdrop of increased concerns about energy security, price fluctuations and, of course, the need to address […]

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£50m ‘green fund’ to help NHS cut costs and reduce CO2 emissions

The UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB) and De Lage Landen (DLL) have announced a £50m funding alliance aimed at supporting NHS energy efficiency projects. The NHS is one of the UK’s most energy-intensive organisations, spending more than £750m on energy costs each year. To bring these costs down, and improve energy efficiency across the NHS […]

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Government schemes make winter warmer for one million homes

Energy efficiency measures reach one million homes milestone – four months ahead of the March 2015 target. By the end of November, the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Green Deal package had delivered new boilers, windows and insulation to 1,021,000 homes. A substantial part of work under ECO helped people with chilly, damp homes at […]

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NHS “should haggle with energy suppliers more”

There is “room” for the NHS to scrutinise its deals with energy suppliers, says the campaign manager of a new awards recognising the green efforts of NHS hospitals. Scott Buckler at the NHS Sustainability Awards told ELN there are some “great examples” of NHS Trusts saving energy. In an interview about the awards, he suggests […]

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