Resources

  • Commissioning for Sustainability
    Commissioning for Sustainability
    This document gives guidance on how to commission sustainably. It should be used in conjunction with Healthy Futures 9, Commissioning for Sustainable Development, published by the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC).
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  • CO2e Reduction Potential for NHS England
    CO2e Reduction Potential for NHS England
    This is a graphical representation of the quantification of various (theoretical) carbon reduction measures. The multi-coloured wedges illustrate transformational change and show the scale of the impact of each measure on the NHS.
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  • Cutting the costs of waste in NHS construction: Advice for NHS Trusts as contruction clients
    Cutting the costs of waste in NHS construction: Advice for NHS Trusts as contruction clients
    WRAP Guidance
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  • Getting Started - 10 Things to Do Now
    Getting Started - 10 Things to Do Now
    The NHS SDU has identified 10 things that NHS organisations should be doing now.
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  • Leading the Field: Foundation trusts and their approach to the sustainability agenda
    Leading the Field: Foundation trusts and their approach to the sustainability agenda
    Foundation Trust Network publication
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  • Effect of increasing active travel in urban England and Wales on costs to the NHS (Lancet)
    Effect of increasing active travel in urban England and Wales on costs to the NHS (Lancet)
    Lancet article says increased walking and cycling will help reduce diseases and could save the NHS £17 billion as people's health improves.
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  • Royal Society Report - People and the Planet
    Royal Society Report - People and the Planet
    Rapid and widespread changes in the world's human population, coupled with unprecedented levels of consumption present profound challenges to human health and wellbeing, and the natural environment. The report is an overview of the impacts of human population and consumption on the planet and provides policy guidance to decision makers.
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  • Sustainable health and social care: a briefing for commissioners and health and wellbeing boards
    Sustainable health and social care: a briefing for commissioners and health and wellbeing boards
    A briefing summarising the importance of sustainable healthcare for commissioners and health and wellbeing board members. It includes key policy and operational drivers for a sustainable development approach to health and social care design and delivery.
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  • Sustainability at GP Surgeries
    Sustainability at GP Surgeries
    Find out how GPs in Brighton and Hove have been tackling sustainability
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  • Strategic Responses to global climate change: a UK analysis
    Strategic Responses to global climate change: a UK analysis
    A report highlighting the strategic work of the NHS SDU. The report provides an understanding of the way in which organisations are translating strategic issues into management action in the context of their carbon impact.
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