Resources

  • APHO Technical Briefing 9: Measuring Sustainable Development
    APHO Technical Briefing 9: Measuring Sustainable Development
    This briefing looks at sustainable development and carbon reduction measurement: the metrics and tools already available, future developments and the wider political and ethical context.
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  • Carbon Footprint metrics
    Carbon Footprint metrics
    To help you with measuring sustainability and carbon in the NHS we have highlighted a number of areas which already have measurement processes in place.
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  • How to buy paper in  a low carbon way
    How to buy paper in a low carbon way
    An excel tool that allows you to compare the carbon cost of buying different types of paper
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  • How to reduce paper use: an example from NHS Manchester
    How to reduce paper use: an example from NHS Manchester
    NHS Manchester uses substantial amounts of paper for printing and correspondence. Paper-based correspondence can be significantly reduced in favour of email and electronic filing both as an efficiency measure and in recognition of our role in promoting sustainability.
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  • Knowledge Briefing - EU funding
    Knowledge Briefing - EU funding
    The NHS SDU has put together this briefing paper outlining some important information about EU funding types and processes.
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  • Goods and Services Carbon Hotspots report - Summary
    Goods and Services Carbon Hotspots report - Summary
    6 page summary of a study that identifies carbon hotspots in the supply chain comparing the carbon contribution of 18 categories of goods and services against six different NHS organisation types (acute, primary care and community services, mental health, ambulance services, specialist services and Strategic Health Authorities).
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  • Sustainability in the NHS: Health Check 2012
    Sustainability in the NHS: Health Check 2012
    This SDU document explains why the public and NHS leaders think the NHS should be a sustainable organisation. The document highlights how sustainability is viewed by leaders in the health service and demonstrates the public's desire for a more sustainable healthcare system.
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  • Measuring Carbon Footprint
    Measuring Carbon Footprint
    This links to the section of the website that covers how to measure an organisations carbon footprint. We have gathered together a number of resources to make it easier for you to understand the issues and learn from what others have already done.
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  • NHS SDU response to the Department of Health consultation on the NHS White Paper: Liberating the NHS: developing the healthcare workforce
    NHS SDU response to the Department of Health consultation on the NHS White Paper: Liberating the NHS: developing the healthcare workforce
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  • Opinion Piece - Running a Sustainable Conference
    Opinion Piece - Running a Sustainable Conference
    Some hints and tips on how to organise a conference in a more sustainable manner
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