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Campaign calls on NHS England to step up its support

The NHS Sustainability Campaign is calling on NHS England to do more to support staff who are saving it money. Following last week’s speech by NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens ahead of the Clean Air Summit, the Campaign is calling on Mr Stevens to recognise the hard work already being shown by Estates Managers […]

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Packaging waste ‘immediate priority’ in Defra strategy

Manufacturers of packaging and other consumer products face increased costs for the recycling and disposal of their goods – as government seeks to carry out a major overhaul of the producer responsibility regimes for waste.   The focus on waste costs, which has long been anticipated within the waste and recycling sector, comes as part […]

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R&D for running NHS Estates must be stepped up, conference told

The amount of innovation, research and development put into running National Health Service estates in a more joined-up and efficient manner is “woefully light”, delegates at the Healthcare Estates conference heard this morning.  Simon Corben, director and head of profession, NHS estates and facilities efficiency and productivity division, told attendees: “From an infrastructure point of […]

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NHS falling behind on carbon reduction efforts

Latest figures show number of trusts expected to hit government 2020 target down from 41% to 39% Growing pressure on healthcare services is threatening to derail plans to reduce the NHS’s carbon footprint in line with tough government targets. A 32-page Health Check report, published late last month, revealed that, while the NHS had saved more than […]

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Campaign scoops Highly Commended at National Awards

The NHS Sustainability Day Campaign beat off strong competition from the likes of TATA Steel, Sainsbury’s and RBS to pick up highly commended in the Employee Engagement Category at the Business Green Leaders Awards 2017. The category saw a wealth of fantastic projects which aimed to engage staff on the importance of environmental practices. Speaking […]

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New sustainability network for East of England

The Eastern region has set up a new regional sustainability network aimed at both service providers and commissioner.The group aims to share experience and expertise and to take forward the sustainable Development Strategy through quarterly masterclasses and regular email updates.To find out more and join the network click here.   READ THE ORIGINAL STORY HERE

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