NHS staff help local children to discover a love of reading

Members of the NHS in Bradford have been helping a local primary school to sort out their library books, as part of their commitment to their local community. Nine volunteers from NHS West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit (WSYB CSU) based in Douglas Mill on Manchester Road, spent two half days out […] the full article

Looking at how mental health services can become more sustainable

A Royal College of Psychiatrists survey has found wide variation in practice among clinicians in relation to sustainability issues. In 2013 Royal College of Psychiatrists, in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, created a fellowship to explore the issue of sustainability in mental health. The project has run two surveys this year. The first […] the full article

New report shows need for swift action to prepare for climate change

The resilience of transport networks, homes, hospitals and water supplies in England need to be enhanced to counter the more frequent and severe flooding and heatwaves that can be expected in future according to a new report. The Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change, the Government’s offcial adviser on climate change, published its […] the full article

BMA moves away from fossil fuel companies

The British Medical Association, the representative body of doctors in the UK, has voted to end its investments in fossil fuel companies, making it the first health organisation in the world to do so. The BMA will now look to transfer their investments from energy companies providing renewable energy sources. The motion was passed by […] the full article

Call for adaptation case studies

The Sustainable Development Unit, in collaboration with Climate Ready, is developing case studies about adapting to a changing climate and is seeking people and organisations to put forward projects to be included. It’s hoped the case studies will showcase good practice, demonstrate the benefits which action on adaptation can bring and highlight tools which can […] the full article

Vygon (UK) Ltd Produce Third Business Responsibility Report

Vygon (UK) Ltd has produced its third Business Responsibility Report for 2012 / 2013. The report reconfirms the company’s commitment to sustainable development, and touches on all three pillars: economic, environmental, and social. Some of the achievements covered in the report include: Becoming a participant to the United Nations Global Compact Donating £9,300 to charities […] the full article