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NHS Trust implements messaging tool to share patient information

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has rolled out a clinical messaging solution to provide a way to share information about patients without using WhatsApp. Darren Lui, spinal and orthopaedic surgeon at St George’s Hospital who led the roll-out of the technology said: “Instant communication amongst healthcare professionals is essential for modern healthcare practice […]

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Sheffield professor urges dentists to ditch single-use plastic

A chemistry professor is working with dentists in Yorkshire to cut down on the amount of single-use plastic used during appointments. Tony Ryan, a professor of polymer chemistry at the University of Sheffield, has worked with plastics all his life and is leading a research project looking at how dentists could make better use of […]

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First reusable, propellant-free inhaler launched to cut plastic waste

The first reusable, propellant-free inhaler is now available for patients with asthma and COPD, in line with NHS plans to reduce its carbon footprint and plastic waste. The inhaler can be used with up to six refill cartridges that are replaced each time the medicine runs out, rather than patients being given six disposable inhalers […]

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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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