2016 January

NHS and wider health sector hits first target in combating climate change

The NHS and wider health and care sector is over the first hurdle in the race to reach carbon reduction targets and help limit the effects of climate change. A report from the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) for NHS England and Public Health England showed the NHS has reduced its carbon emissions by 11% between […]

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What does good sustainability reporting in the NHS look like?

PwC are hosting a free workshop and lunch to discuss good practice in sustainability reporting in the NHS. This will be an opportunity for NHS sustainability reporting professionals to hear the feedback from PwC’s analysis and share ideas and challenges. Date: 10 February 2016 Location: 7 More London Riverside London SE1 2RT Timing: 11am -1pm […]

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Trust staff awarded ‘Green Impact’ trophies for sustainable actions

Staff at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) have received awards for reducing the Trust’s carbon footprint in 2015 and saving £19,000 to be invested back into frontline patient care. The Trust is one of five in the UK that takes part in ‘Green Impact’, a national environmental awareness scheme run […]

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Carbon reduction – SDU call for input

Cost savings and carbon reductions are often linked. Nevertheless, the notion that curbing emissions amounts to an operational cost is still prevalent. The SDU has commissioned a project to deliver evidence on how and where carbon savings projects deliver a return on investment. The outputs will include data applied to the NHS, public health and […]

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Public Health England introduces One Small Step

Public Health England introduces One Small Step Following requests from staff in public health and health care systems, Public Health England has devised a single web-page to give pointers on actions that individuals could take to reduce climate change and to protect the environment. This web-page is now live on the NHS Sustainability Day web-site.  […]

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