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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

New research and tools for health professionals

New research and analysis from the SDU and supporting partners has calculated the NHS and wider health sector could save up to £414m and cut 1 million tonnes of carbon emissions every year by 2020. The analysis selected 35 areas and calculated their financial and environmental benefits. The Securing healthy returns report outlines areas that […] the full article

Carillion have been getting in the Sustainability Day spirit!

Carillion have had a busy day supporting NHS Sustainability Day up and down the country! In Swindon, they had an Easter Egg Hunt and a Cake Sale and raised a massive £136 for local Hospice UK facility, The Prospect. In Darent Valley, in conjunction with the Trust the raised money for Ellenor local Hospice, promoted Fair […] the full article