Survey finds 92% of NHS Estate Managers believe Procurement Departments ignoring sustainability

A survey carried out by an independent campaign for the NHS has found significant failure from Boards to support sustainable development. The survey, conducted by The NHS Sustainability Day Campaign, found overwhelming evidence that healthcare professionals are struggling to get investment to drive efficiency within their organisation. Over twenty-six trusts within England participated in the […] the full article

Sustainable development has power to save NHS millions says Report

The NHS has the potential to save millions if the Government begin to act. This is the call from the NHS Sustainability Campaign, an Independent Campaign which today published its third annual Impact Report analysing progress and action from across UK NHS Trusts, Boards and CCG’s. The Campaign is calling on the government to support […] the full article

CSR in the NHS – Ground-breaking research

Sustainability specialists Groundswell CSI Limited has teamed up with Mission-Driven Business 4 All of Us to undertake a pioneering evaluation of how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice is currently viewed within NHS organisations and the opportunities and impacts presented to organisations in implementing such practices.    Utilising data collated from NHS Trusts, Healthcare Commissioners and […] the full article

NHS trust awards energy review contract

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has appointed London-based Breathe Energy to a £7.6m contract to conduct an energy review and install more efficient technologies. The foundation trust, which has two dozen sites across the borough, the main one being Royal Bolton Hospital, said it needed to address a “high risk maintenance backlog” and it required a […] the full article

Efforts to counter climate change-related health risks need to be put centre stage, says WHO

President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim calls for action on climate change, saying most serious impacts will be on public health. The world needs to rapidly scale up efforts to reduce climate-related risks to health, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, adding that failure to provide adequate mitigation and adaptation measures […] the full article

England to get first solar powered ambulances

Solar panels fitted to roofs of ambulances in Yorkshire will remove need for paramedics to leave engine idling. The first solar-powered ambulances will be introduced in England from November as part of a Government initiative to reduce the impact of exhaust fumes on the environment. Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has been awarded a £166,000 […] the full article