Case Studies

Our list of case studies is a growing resource to use as a benchmark of good practice. We are constantly on the look out for further examples of positive action, especially in the area of social care.

If you have any examples, or would like to discuss a particular case study in more detail, then please download the template at the bottom of this page and send to

Case studies will also be featured in our e-newsletter (which you can subscribe to at the bottom of the page).

Most recent examples are at the top of the page and many more can be found by opening the category links further down the page.

Recent case studies

  • Natural Health Service Project


    Mid-Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (MEHT) has four sites. The largest, Broomfield Hospital, has two woodlands and additional green space. The Natural Health Service Project (NHSP) focusses on engaging community volunteers...

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Energy and carbon management +

Procurement and food +

Travel, transport and access +

Water +

Waste +

Buildings - Designing the built environment +

  • Energy - Guy's and St Thomas' NHS FT


    In 2009 Guy's and St Thomas' became one of the first trusts in London to install two combined heat and power engines (CHP) to produce its own electricity and heat to power its sites.

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  • Procurement - Rotherham NHS FT


    The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) wanted to improve the lighting in its hospital wards at the same time as saving money and improving the environment for patients and staff. To do this it took a pioneering procurement...

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  • Buildings - Kentish Town, Camden PCT LIFT Development


    Camden Primary Care Trust is responding pro-actively to the challenges of climate change and sustainability in the re-development of Kentish Town Integrated Health Centre, a new £10 million facility, built with an energy...

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  • Energy - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Solar Panels


    Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex now has what is believed to be the largest array of solar panels currently in the NHS. The hospital which serves a quarter of a million patients, over five sites has been working...

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Organisational and workforce development and Behaviour Change +

Partnerships and networks +

Governance +

Finance +

Technology and Models of Care +

Adaptation and Risk Management +

Social care

The SDU is particularly interested in developing social care case studies. If you have a project linked to sustainability in social care please get in contact with us using the details below. In the mean time please find a number of links to social care studies that can be found on external websites.

Bristol City council - mainstreaming sustainability in social care

The Big Response Project (NCVO)

Scie - Sustainable social care programme



Send us your case studies

We would like to promote and share all good work done across the health and care system.  Please send us examples of what you are doing and how it has made a difference. To help, we have produced a template with the type of information we are looking for.  Either complete this or send us whatever you have and we will share it.  Send to