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  • Urgent action on climate change needed to preserve health
    Urgent action on climate change needed to preserve health
    Wednesday 20 November 2019
    Climate change is already damaging health and is set to shape the wellbeing of an entire generation according to a major new report published in The Lancet.
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  • The Lancet Countdown Report 2019
    The Lancet Countdown Report 2019
    Wednesday 06 November 2019
    How is climate change affecting our health? How is the world responding?
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  • SDU launches Health Outcomes from Stationary Sources Tool (HOST)
    SDU launches Health Outcomes from Stationary Sources Tool (HOST)
    Wednesday 06 November 2019
    Use the new tool to quantify the Quality Adjusted Life Years lost from air pollution emissions from heat and power used on NHS sites
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  • Tackling the environmental impact of inhalers
    Tackling the environmental impact of inhalers
    Wednesday 30 October 2019
    Many people with asthma could cut their carbon footprint and help save the environment by switching to greener medications
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  • Air pollution is a ‘health emergency’
    Air pollution is a ‘health emergency’
    Monday 21 October 2019
    Avoidable deaths are happening now – not in 2025 or 2050 – together we need to act now
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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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