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NHS falling behind on carbon reduction efforts

Latest figures show number of trusts expected to hit government 2020 target down from 41% to 39% Growing pressure on healthcare services is threatening to derail plans to reduce the NHS’s carbon footprint in line with tough government targets. A 32-page Health Check report, published late last month, revealed that, while the NHS had saved more than […]

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Caterers make huge savings from cutting food waste

Caterers can expect to save £6 for every £1 they invest in food waste reduction initiatives, according to a new study The research carried out by WRAP and the World Resources Institute (WRI) on behalf of the Champions 12.3 initiative found a compelling business case for food service operators serving hospitals, schools, sports arenas and other […]

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Energy Technology could save NHS £130M-a-year, equivalent to 4,000 new nursing jobs

The NHS could save at least £130m per year by updating inefficient and outdated energy systems, according to data released today to mark NHS Sustainable Health and Care Week (25 – 29 June). At a time when NHS budgets are under pressure, the savings are enough to fund more than 4,000 nursing jobs, which could […]

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NHS Sustainability Award Winners announced

NHS Sustainability Award Winners announced Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust scooped the overall winner at this year’s NHS Sustainability Awards. The NHS Sustainability Awards, announced at a ceremony in London on Thursday 17th May, celebrate healthcare efficiency and sustainable development in a year that has presented many challenges arising from financial cut backs to […]

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NHS gets funding green light for new buildings, wards and beds

Forty NHS hospitals and community services will get £760 million to modernise and transform their buildings and services in the year of the NHS’s 70th birthday. The funding was announced today by Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt. It is the biggest investment of its kind in the NHS in over […]

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Caterers urged to provide environmentally-friendly vegan food options this NHS Sustainability Day

The Vegan Society is calling on hospital caterers to provide nutritious, environmentally-friendly and ethical vegan food this NHS Sustainability Day (22 March). The move follows Anglia Crown, a manufacturer and supplier of prepared foods to UK hospitals, becoming the first to register its range of new exciting vegan dishes with the Vegan Trademark. The charity […]

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