2015 December

Bristol Trust Wins Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability Category at HSJ awards

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the SDU sponsored award for their Green Impact campaign. Judges said the trust had demonstrated that sustainability was “about health and wellbeing” and also commended the use of city-wide partnership working. The project includes an online Green Impact workbook, which teams work through in order to […]

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Training healthcare waste managers better

A new Europe-wide project has been launched to improve waste management in healthcare.The NHS Confederation is a “partner” in a multi-country project, the European Healthcare Waste Management Project (EHWMP), which is developing a qualification in healthcare waste management, delivered through on the job training, which will have Europe-wide currency. By encouraging correct triage, treatment and […]

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Updated guidance and supporting documents for sustainability reporting

The SDU, working with the support of partners, have updated their sustainability reporting guidance, template and examples to support organisations with their end of year reporting. Measuring, monitoring and reporting on sustainability through the annual report supports the assurance process for meeting legal, reputational and policy requirements.We know that many of you will be thinking about […]

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Sustainable Procurement Survey

Procuring goods and services in an environmentally and socially responsible manner is a useful way to reduce an organisation’s sustainability impacts and a key commitment for the Health and Care sector.  It is not always clear, however, where responsibility lies/should lie with regard to sustainable procurement decisions.  The SDU is conducting a very short survey […]

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Fantastic animation on the power of sustainability

Barts Health NHS have produced a great short film detailing the difference sustainability has made for them including £9m of savings.  click on the link below to watch     SOURCE

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Organisations continue to make progress across water, waste and energy use

Figures published in November have shown that NHS organisations are making good progress in a number of areas of sustainable development with reduced energy use saving the NHS £23m over the last year. The figures have also show a decrease in water use and an increase in the amount of waste being recycled – 40% […]

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