£20m in Government money available for energy efficient equipment

The electricity demand reduction (EDR) pilot scheme will provide organisations with financial support to install more efficient electrical equipment which reduces their peak electricity demand. Organisations that register, and whose projects qualify, will be invited to take part in a competitive auction. The first EDR Pilot auction is for a total of £10 million and […] the full article

Barts Health are the first NHS trust to achieve a new waste management standard

Barts Health NHS trust have become the 1st NHS trust in England to achieve the Carbon Trust Waste Standard. The standard, launched last year, aims to focus organisations to examine their resource use and environment impact, evaluating and measuring their use of the waste hierarchy. The trust, who disposes of 6,000 tonnes of waste a […] the full article

Hospitals powering London’s cabs with used cooking oil

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is helping to power the capital’s black cabs with used cooking oil from its kitchens. Each month the Trust supplies around 400 litres of used oil to Uptown Oil, based just one mile from Guy’s Hospital. It is then blended to make biofuel for the taxis, as well as for generators […] the full article

New scorecard to help sustainable procurement of food and catering supplies

The scorecard shows those buying food or catering services for the public sector how to evaluate the cost of services against other criteria such as sustainability. The scorecard can be used by buyers of food and catering services in the public sector. It helps evaluate a variety of criteria when making decisions about purchases and […] the full article

NHS staff get their hands dirty in aid of Doncaster community centre

NHS staff from across Yorkshire got their hands dirty for a good cause on Friday 11 April by helping at a community engagement gardening project at Cantley Community Centre in Doncaster. Staff from NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit (WSYB CSU) undertook the gardening […] the full article

A day to make a difference

Local health staff are taking a day out of their normal routine to give a day centre for local people with dementia a facelift. The dementia group which meets in Armley Grange House five days a week uses a listed building, built in 1801 as a mill owner’s residence. The centre currently has peeling paint […] the full article