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  • NHS Bids To Cut Up To 100 Million Plastic Straws, Cups And Cutlery From Hospitals
    NHS Bids To Cut Up To 100 Million Plastic Straws, Cups And Cutlery From Hospitals
    Saturday 12 October 2019
    The NHS will slash the use of plastic in hospital canteens as part of its drive to reduce waste and make hospitals healthier for patients and staff.
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  • Sustainable Development Unit – responding to the climate crisis
    Sustainable Development Unit – responding to the climate crisis
    Friday 20 September 2019
    We must all take our responsibilities seriously in relation to climate change and work collaboratively towards achieving the sustainability targets within the NHS Long Term Plan
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  • SDU delighted to receive Climate Champion Awards
    SDU delighted to receive Climate Champion Awards
    Thursday 12 September 2019
    We are delighted to have received three 2019 Climate Champion Awards, in recognition of our work and participation in the 2020 Healthcare Climate Challenge.
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  • First-ever estimate of health care’s global climate footprint
    First-ever estimate of health care’s global climate footprint
    Tuesday 10 September 2019
    If the global health care sector were a country, it would be the fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet according to a new report
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  • Royal College of Nursing survey seeks to examine the contribution of nurses to Sustainable Development Goals
    Royal College of Nursing survey seeks to examine the contribution of nurses to Sustainable Development Goals
    Thursday 05 September 2019
    The RCN is preparing a report exploring how nurses, nurse associates, midwifes and nursing students support SDGs
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  • Putting Health into Place
    Putting Health into Place
    Thursday 05 September 2019
    Healthy New Towns – Putting Health into Place, is an NHS initiative exploring how to create happy and healthier communities and homes
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  • The climate emergency is a health emergency
    The climate emergency is a health emergency
    Thursday 05 September 2019
    NHS England & NHS Improvement Chief Executive Simon Stevens has sent a clear message to the system, describing the climate emergency as a ‘health emergency’, and reiterating the need...
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  • Sustainable Development Unit to present air pollution evidence at PHE Conference 2019
    Sustainable Development Unit to present air pollution evidence at PHE Conference 2019
    Tuesday 03 September 2019
    The SDU will join leading experts contributing to Air Pollution Sessions at the PHE annual conference
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  • Green campaign at Forth Valley Royal saves money and helps the planet
    Green campaign at Forth Valley Royal saves money and helps the planet
    Wednesday 21 August 2019
    Theatre staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital have saved NHS money and reduced their carbon footprint using a range of green initiatives
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  • Building Healthier Communities: New report explores the role of the NHS as an anchor institution
    Building Healthier Communities: New report explores the role of the NHS as an anchor institution
    Wednesday 21 August 2019
    The Health Foundation has examined the role of the NHS, including its social, economic and environmental contribution
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