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

New Energy Centre Opens at Bridlington Hospital

Today marks NHS Sustainability Day, the perfect occasion to celebrate the official opening of the refurbished Energy Centre at Bridlington Hospital. York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to reducing its carbon footprint through the work of its Sustainable Development Group. The refurbishment of the Bridlington Hospital energy centre will help make a large […] the full article

Garden of Tranquillity unveiled at the Princess Royal Hospital

A new peaceful garden has been unveiled at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford to benefit patients, staff and visitors as part of events to mark NHS Sustainability Day. Staff, volunteers and representatives from organisations which supported the opening of the garden are pictured in the Boningale Garden of Tranquillity The Boningale Garden of […] the full article

The BMA has published a report on manufacturing medical equipment

To mark NHS Sustainability Day, the BMA has published a new report ‘In Good Hands – Tackling labour rights concerns in the manufacture of medical gloves’ today. The report highlights the widespread abuse of labour rights in factories producing medical gloves used in the NHS. You can read our report, and various communications activities below: […] the full article