Sustainable development has power to save NHS millions says Report

The NHS has the potential to save millions if the Government begin to act. This is the call from the NHS Sustainability Campaign, an Independent Campaign which today published its third annual Impact Report analysing progress and action from across UK NHS Trusts, Boards and CCG’s. The Campaign is calling on the government to support NHS Trusts who are demonstrating efficiency and freeing up cash for front-line services by providing adequate support and funding to save the NHS millions in years to come.

In 2016, Lord Carter reported to the Government on key recommendations improving operational productivity and performance across the NHS. Following this, the Naylor Review published in early 2017, addressed how the NHS can make better use of its buildings and become efficient. Today, the NHS Sustainability Campaign are calling on the government to meet with leading Trusts and learn how best-practice, highlighted in the Report, can be shared nationally via a framework to develop leadership within the NHS on sustainable development.

Speaking about the Impact Report, Campaign Manager Scott Buckler says;

“This Report demonstrates the important role Estates and Facilities teams play in ensuring we have an NHS fit for the future. As we approach the NHS’s seventieth birthday we must ensure we have a plan for the next seventy years and beyond.

The Naylor Review highlighted a need for leadership on Estates Strategies, yet we already have some of the most qualified leaders residing in the NHS, many of them feature in this Report.

Therefore, we are calling on the Government to listen and learn from the examples in this Report and support Estates teams as they continue to deliver financial savings across the NHS.”

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Editors Notes:

The long-established NHS Sustainability Day Campaign is an Independent Campaign. It is funded and managed solely by 4 All of us, a Ltd company operating as a Mission-Driven Business. The Campaign itself recently created a Leadership Network for such Professionals in which they can share best-practice both in work and out.

Outside of the Network, the Campaign, which hosts the Annual NHS Sustainability Day each March, also provides resources, guidance and support to NHS Trusts on improving sustainable development and was a Runner Up at the 2017 Business Green Awards in the employee engagement category, beating off competition from the likes of Sainsburys, TATA Steel and Tesco’s.

The Report is compiled via the entries submitted for the 2017 Annual NHS Sustainability Awards. The NHS Sustainability Day takes place on March 22nd 2018.


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