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Survey finds over 65% of sustainability managers in the NHS have limited spend

The Progress of sustainability in the NHS survey today releases its results which include an improvement of 20% when it comes to senior engagement for sustainability within NHS Trusts. The survey, which was completed by 47 NHS Trusts, also found that 33% did not have a Sustainable Development Management Plan in place. Improvements can be […]

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TRUST RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR PODIATRY SCHEME

LEEDS, UK, 16/5/19— 7th Sustainability Awards recognize achievements of NHS to improve environmental impacts. Hosted in Leeds on May 16th, awards celebrated efforts of over twenty-five Trusts, Hospitals and Organisations. Sandwell & West Birmingham scooped overall award for work on improving transport links in local area. Doctor Frank Swinton recognized for his work to drive down […]

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Campaign calls for mandatory SDMP’s

The NHS Sustainability Campaign is calling for the government to make Sustainable Development Management Plans mandatory across the NHS. Currently an SDMP is only required to be in place as part of the NHS Standard contract. NHS Improvement and NHS England expect all NHS providers to have a Board approved SDMP as these plans are considered […]

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4.3 billion disposable menstrual products are used in the UK every year

A staggering 4.3 billion disposable menstrual products are used in the UK every year and a ‘conventional’ menstrual pad contains around the same amount of plastic as four carrier bags. Depending on where it ends up as waste, it could have a longer life-span than the person who uses it! What’s more, although no period […]

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9th Annual Sustainability Day takes place within the NHS

NHS needs to demonstrate its action on Climate Change The 9th annual NHS Sustainability Day takes place across the NHS today. The day aims to create awareness within the NHS on the important role of environmental impact in creating a long-term sustainable National Health Service. Up and down England, Wales and Northern Ireland, NHS Trusts, […]

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Energy E-Learning Competition!

How would you like the chance to win one year’s access to an energy e-learning programme for your staff? In partnership with JRP Solutions, the energy specialists, we are delighted to announce this competition on NHS Sustainability Day! The prize is access for one year to JRP Solutions online energy e-learning programme with unlimited users […]

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