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What does good sustainability reporting in the NHS look like?

PwC are hosting a free workshop and lunch to discuss good practice in sustainability reporting in the NHS. This will be an opportunity for NHS sustainability reporting professionals to hear the feedback from PwC’s analysis and share ideas and challenges. Date: 10 February 2016 Location: 7 More London Riverside London SE1 2RT Timing: 11am -1pm […]

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Trust staff awarded ‘Green Impact’ trophies for sustainable actions

Staff at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) have received awards for reducing the Trust’s carbon footprint in 2015 and saving £19,000 to be invested back into frontline patient care. The Trust is one of five in the UK that takes part in ‘Green Impact’, a national environmental awareness scheme run […]

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Carbon reduction – SDU call for input

Cost savings and carbon reductions are often linked. Nevertheless, the notion that curbing emissions amounts to an operational cost is still prevalent. The SDU has commissioned a project to deliver evidence on how and where carbon savings projects deliver a return on investment. The outputs will include data applied to the NHS, public health and […]

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Public Health England introduces One Small Step

Public Health England introduces One Small Step Following requests from staff in public health and health care systems, Public Health England has devised a single web-page to give pointers on actions that individuals could take to reduce climate change and to protect the environment. This web-page is now live on the NHS Sustainability Day web-site.  […]

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Bristol Trust Wins Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability Category at HSJ awards

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the SDU sponsored award for their Green Impact campaign. Judges said the trust had demonstrated that sustainability was “about health and wellbeing” and also commended the use of city-wide partnership working. The project includes an online Green Impact workbook, which teams work through in order to […]

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Training healthcare waste managers better

A new Europe-wide project has been launched to improve waste management in healthcare.The NHS Confederation is a “partner” in a multi-country project, the European Healthcare Waste Management Project (EHWMP), which is developing a qualification in healthcare waste management, delivered through on the job training, which will have Europe-wide currency. By encouraging correct triage, treatment and […]

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