North region resources

Resources include a monthly update, training sessions and sharing of sustainability best practice. You can also join the network's Googlegroup which regularly shares information. news and resources - contact Mike Gent.  

Sustainable Development Management Plans

The Sustainable Development Strategy suggests that NHS, public health and social care organisations should have a board-approved Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP) to support their assurance in meeting legal, regulatory and policy requirements. The strategy states that an SDMP (or equivalent) should include carbon reduction, adaptation plans and action plans across the sustainability agenda.  The proportion of NHS organisations that have a Sustainable Development Management Plan that is signed off at board level is an indicator of the Public Health Outcomes Framework and a key measure of our success towards a more sustainable health system and society.  As of June 2015 , 55% of northern NHS organisations meet this goal. The Sustainability and Health Network for Northern England has an action to ‘help organisations develop and implement SDMPs by sharing best practices, facilitating networking and providing opportunities for training.  The organisations listed below all have their SDMP or equivalent publicly available on their website and have provided contact details. If you would like to find out more about how the plans were created, please use the contact details. 

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

A comprehensive SDMP approved in January 2016, with detailed data, tables and action plans. 

Sustainable Development Management Plan 2010-2020

Contact; Paul Gilfoyle, Sustainable Development Lead


Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sustainable Healthcare Strategy for 2016-2020, which incorporates the Trust’s SDMP for 2016-2018. 

Sustainable Healthcare Strategy 2016-2020 

The Trust’s Annual Sustainability Report for 2016/17, titled Shine (Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle) Report 2016/17, which scored highest in the SDU’s assessment of all provider and CCG annual sustainability reports.

‘SHINE’ Annual Sustainability Report 2016-17 

Contact: James Dixon, Head of Environmental Management


Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

SDMP 2015-2020

Contact: Mohammed Sajard, Energy & Sustainability Manager


Easy to read SDMP which includes different workstreams, with great website including engaging graphics and data online here. 

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Sustainable Development Management Plan 2017-2020

Contact: Jane Money, Head of Sustainability 

Tel: 01904 726498


A comprehensive SDMP approved in January 2016, with detailed data, tables and action plans.


Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sustainable Development Management Strategy and Plan 2014-2020

Contact: Claire Igoe, Sustainability & Energy Manager

Tel: 0161 701 5088


Sustainability webpage includes SDMP 2014-2020, in addition to a Sustainable Travel Plan 2015-2020 and an excellent short video promoting the Green Impact campaign.


Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Sustainability Plan 2016-17

Contact: Ian Stenton, Head of Sustainability

Tel: 0151 706 3637


Annual Sustainability Plan, to provide an update on the trust’s SDMP which was approved in 2014.

Learn more about Royal Liverpool Hospitals Trust by reading a Q&A with Ian  - download it here.


NHS Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group

Sustainable Development Management Strategy and Delivery Plan 2014-17


2014-17 SDMP including comprehensive review of health stats for the local population and uses Good Corporate Citizenship model.


NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group

Social Value Strategy and Action Plan 2014

Contact: Sarah Dewar, Social Value and Engagement, Third Sector and Sustainability Lead

Tel: 0151 295 8604


Strategy to communicate the importance of enhancing social value through commissioning.


NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group

Sustainable Development Management Strategy and Plan 2014-2017

Contact: Julie Daines, Chief Finance Officer

Tel: 0161 622 6625 (via Louise Nicholson)


Strategy and Plan which incorporates key drivers and statutory / policy requirements.


NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group

Sustainability Report 2014/15

Contact: Tracie Smith, Primary Care Development Manager

Tel: 01942 482721


Sustainability Report using the SDU template as its base. 


Sustainable Data for the North of England

Proportion of NHS Organisations with a Sustainable Development Management Plan - download the map here.