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

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