2015 July

Patients set to benefit through fresh boost to innovation

More than £150,000 will be awarded to new ideas to address England’s biggest healthcare challenges in the first wave of this year’s NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes. The Challenge is part of a broader drive to embed innovation across the NHS which includes the NHS Innovation Accelerator and Test Bed programmes, the vanguard sites around the […]

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Manchester health centres undergo internal revamp

Major internal refurbishment to two health centres in Manchester has brought huge benefits to staff and patients. Renovations made to the reception areas of Chorlton Family Practice and Cheadle Hulme Health Centre were coordinated by Sally Teague, Assistant Project Manager at NHS Property Services and have provided patients, staff and visitors with an improved, welcoming […]

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Green Deal Finance Company funding to end

In light of low take-up and concerns about industry standards there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company, in a move to protect taxpayers. The Government will work with the building industry and consumer groups on a new value-for-money approach, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd announced today. Amber Rudd […]

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Sustainability Day Campaign launches Evidence Report

2015 Report highlights cost impact of Sustainable Development The NHS Sustainability Day Campaign today launches its 2015 Evidence Report. The report, authored by Barts Health NHS Trust, Sustainable Development Unit and Social Enterprise, 4 All of Us, highlights the work carried out by NHS Trusts in the last twelve months to embed sustainable development at […]

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NHS Scotland spearheads first national, cross-discipline contract for reuse

The Scottish Health Service has achieved a world first with a contractual commitment to furniture and equipment reuse that expects to generate savings of more than £300,000 and major carbon reductions across procurement, facilities management and waste services in the first year. The contract, which was awarded to the Warp It online reuse platform, is […]

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