2015 June

Urgent action needed now to avoid increasing costs and impacts of climate change in the UK

Early action in the new Parliament is needed to keep the UK’s emissions reductions on track and to adapt to climate change, the Committee on Climate Change says today. Reducing emissions Many policies designed to reduce future emissions are due to expire over the course of this Parliament. This includes funding for low-carbon electricity and […]

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NHS Property Services delivers biggest disposal to date

NHS Property Services has achieved its most significant disposal to date with the sale of a former residential care facility in South London. Bassetts Campus in Orpington had been vacant since November 2013 and NHS Property Services was tasked with selling the site after it was declared surplus to NHS requirements by local healthcare commissioners. […]

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New strategic estates planning service established to drive better value for the NHS

The Department of Health and NHS England have asked the two NHS property companies – Community Health Partnerships and NHS Property Services – to help unlock space and value across the NHS estate and create the infrastructure to deliver new models of care. Both organisations already offer expert strategic estates planning services to NHS commissioners […]

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One in five NHS organisations now fully assessing their sustainability performance

Almost a fifth (19%) of NHS organisations fully assessed their sustainability performance using the Good Corporate Citizen (GCC) online assessment last year. The system enables organisations to understand how they are performing on sustainable development by answering questions across nine sections such as travel, procurement and buildings management. This is the first years the SDU […]

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Simple steps ‘could save NHS £5bn’

The NHS in England could save £5bn a year with improved staff organisation and a better approach to purchasing, a review will say. Lord Carter came to the conclusion after spending a year working with 22 hospitals on behalf of the government. He found a wide variation in spending across medicines, everyday items and on […]

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Isle of Wight NHS publishes vision for environmentally sustainable healthcare on the Island

What sustainability means for healthcare The NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (‘the CCG’) and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust (‘the Trust’) are the two main organisations responsible for the commissioning and provision of health and care services on the Isle of Wight. The Trust and the CCG work closely together to fulfil […]

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