WHO calls on the global health community to support the call for a strong and effective climate agreement

Health professionals across the globe are being asked to give their support to the call for action on climate change. You can offer your support by signing up to the call. WHO calls on the global health community to add its voice to the call for a strong and effective climate agreement, that will save lives, both […] the full article

BRE briefing paper shows simple changes to the homes of older people could save the NHS over £600million a year

The briefing paper ‘Homes and Ageing in England’, prepared by BRE on behalf of Public Health England, builds on the earlier BRE publication ‘The cost of poor housing to the NHS’ and will be launched at the ‘Healthy Places for People’ conference at BRE in Watford on 10 December. Using data collected by the English […] the full article

Calculating your carbon footprint made easier by App

Campaign launches App to support carbon reduction The NHS Sustainability Day Campaign today launched an App to help the public measure their carbon footprint. The free App, called 50k Carbon Challenge, offer members of the public the opportunity to document their daily activities through a series of scenarios. These scenarios, including eating less red meat, […] the full article

Jerome Baddley to join SDU as Head of Unit

The SDU have announced that Jerome Baddeley will be joining the team in the New Year following the departure of Sonia Roschnik at the end of October.Jerome is currently CEO of environmental consultancy NetPositive and will be joining Unit on a full time basis from January. Unit Director, David Pencheon said “Sonia has been absolutely central […] the full article

New guidance on carbon footprinting models of care

The Coalition for Sustainable Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (CSPM) has produced innovative new guidance to enable sustainability to be considered when designing new models of care. The suite of documents will allow users to consistently appraise environmental impacts of health care pathways and can also be used when redesigning existing models or investigating the benefits of […] the full article

SDU seeks proposals for analysis of sustainble development interventions

The SDU is seeking proposals for two news pieces work looking at the multiple benefits that sustainable development interventions can deliver. 1) Marginal Abatement Cost CurveThe project is to present in a compelling way the comparison of the scale of a range of sustainability interventions across the health and care system in a Marginal Abatement Cost […] the full article