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National health organisations make their commitments to sustainable development

The Department of Health and eight major health organisations have stated their organisational commitments to deliver a socially and environmentally sustainable health and care system. The commitments are summarised in an annual health check for the sector produced by NHS England and Public Health England’s Sustainable Development Unit (SDU). The report Sustainable Development in Health […] the full article

NHS Sustainability Award Date Announced!

We’re pleased to announce that the NHS Sustainability Awards will be held in London on Wednesday the 17th of May 2017.  The NHS Sustainability awards were established to encourage, benchmark and reward action on creating a more sustainable NHS, and we look forward to celebrating the achievements of many this May. For information on the […] the full article

New report shows how clinical commissioning can help realise full potential of local economies

NHS Clinical Commissioners have launched a new report showing the positive contribution that clinical commissioners are making to their local economies. Shaping healthy cities and economies: The role of clinical commissioning showcases how clinical leaders in England’s core cities – the eight largest cities outside of London – are looking at how the services they […] the full article

Devon to launch ‘efficient’ public sector energy company

Devon has become the latest county in the UK to launch a public sector company, designed to supply homes and businesses in the area with environmentally-friendly energy. Named Dextco, the company counts among its shareholders Devon County Council, Exeter City Council, The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Exeter, has […] the full article

Healthcare sector leads the way with revolution in parking professionalism

The British Parking Association (BPA) has launched the Professionalism in Parking Accreditation (PiPA). PiPA is the BPA’s new accreditation for healthcare organisations that wish to demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism in parking. Although initially developed for the healthcare parking sector, it is envisaged that other sectors will follow. The BPA worked with the Department […] the full article

Creating a healthier place to breathe

Air pollution is the second biggest public health issue in the UK after smoking.  Our ambition at GAP is to educate and empower people to move towards a low emission society – helping everyone to live longer, healthier lives. Our Clean Air Action programmes work with Local Authorities, the health sector and businesses to: Increase […] the full article