Boiler on prescription – Saves lives, saves money

Pilot project in Sunderland hailed a success with GP and outpatient visits reduced by a third and heating bills cut by £30 a month. Family doctors prescribing double glazing and loft insulation for patients living in cold, damp homes can transform lives and slash the huge sums spent by the NHS on cold-related ill health, […] the full article

Summary of SDU consultation repsonses

A document containing a summary of responses to the SDU’s recent consultation is available for download. The responses will help to inform the forthcoming Sustainable Development Strategy supporting modules for: Social Value Metrics Innovation and R&D The Sustainable Development Strategy is supported by a number of modules that each focus on a different aspect of […] the full article

PHE publishes evidence to help those dealing with health inequalities

Public Health England has published research showing the evidence supporting action to reduce health inequalities. The information, which is presented in detailed papers and summary briefings, shows evidence for interventions on social issues that lead to poor health, and includes ways to deal with health inequalities. The documents contain practical tips for dealing with these issues […] the full article

NHS England vows to tackle business travel!

NHS England has highlighted how business travel is making what it describes as a “significant contribution” to the greenhouse gas emissions it produces. In fact, it says in its recently released annual report that “the majority of greenhouse gas emissions” attributable to NHS England’s activities are likely to come from business travel, along with the […] the full article

Reduce your costs, waste and supply chain impacts!

Interested in reducing the amounts of furniture and equipment that are skipped or reducing the purchase of unnecessary supplies or consumables? Then read on! As part of NHS sustainability day we are running 3 webinars on the reuse of assets like furniture, equipment and fixtures and fittings etc. This webinar is focussed on the reuse of existing […] the full article

Huge savings from turning waste into high value office products!

A ground-breaking programme to convert low value waste cardboard into high value office furniture is being pioneered by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with innovators FluteOffice. The waste-to-value scheme enables the Trust to sell its cardboard waste at a premium and benefit from beautiful design furniture and office fittings at less than […] the full article