Defra is developing a new set of sustainable development indicators to meet the Government’s commitments to transparency and sustainable development, and is carrying out an informal consultation for 12 weeks from 24th July 2012. The indicators are intended to provide an overview of the UK’s
progress towards a more sustainable economy, society, and environment. The indicators are intended to provide an overview of national
progress on key issues that are important economically, socially and
environmentally in the long term. Read the consultation document and complete survey
Powerpoint presentation by Simon Rigby, Divisional Director Clinical Support, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Musgrove Park Hospital and Iain France, Schneider Electric, given at the NHS Sustainability Network meeting on 14 June 2012.
The presentation discusses the problems faced in developing strategies for reducing carbon footprint, using an example at Musgrove Park Hospital where they are diverting funding that would normally go to utility companies to the estate and patient care.
Powerpoint presentation by Dr Ruchi Baxi, Specialty Registrar in Public Health, NHS Oxfordshire, given at the NHS Sustainability Network meeting on 14 June 2012.
The presentation introduces a project undertaken in partnership with the NHS Sustainable Development Unit, that is looking at how sustainability is being embedded in the PCT and public health transition process (including opportunities and barriers).
The next in a series of NHS Sustainable Development
Unit (SDU) workshops exploring ways of delivering a more sustainable health
service. The event will be held at
the engineering consultants Buro Happold - 71 Newman Street, W1T 1PD.
challenges for the health and social care sector increase, so too does the need
for services to be delivered in ways that are environmentally sustainable. Sustainable Health and
Social Care: Connecting environmental and financial performance is based on
a literature review and stakeholder consultation carried out by The King’s Fund
on behalf of the National Institute for Health Research and the Social Care
Institute for Excellence. The report provides an overview of current knowledge
about the environmental impacts of health and social care and examines the
evidence for a connection between sustainability, productivity and other system
objectives. Click here to visit the full info page or see the PDF (attached).
Powerpoint presentation by Lynn Gibbons, Manager of Sustainable Health SW, given at the NHS South West Sustainability Network on Thursday, 08 December 2011 in Bristol. The presentation provides an update of national and regional sustainability news and events, and the new SDU regional maps for carbon reduction and waste and water reduction.
Powerpoint presentation by Gemma Dunn, Public Health Programme Lead from NHS South of England, given at the NHS South West Sustainability Network on Thursday, 08 December 2011 in Bristol. The presentation provides an update of the public health transition (including the Health and Social Care Bill and related policy documents), Public Health England and information about a South of England videoconference.
Presentation (PDF format) by Christopher Llewellyn, Medicines Management Pharmacist and Georgina Smith, Corporate Sustainability Manager from NHS Goucestershire, given at the NHS South West Sustainability Network on Thursday, 08 December 2011 in Bristol. The presentation provides an overview a medicines waste programme undertaken by NHS Gloucestershire in November and December 2010. If you would like the powerpoint version, please contact Lynn.
Powerpoint presentation by Aileen Shackell, given at the NHS South West Sustainability Network on Thursday, 08 December 2011 in Bristol. The presentation provides an overview of the soon to be released guidance on the development of greenspaces for health and well being, which is specific to the NHS and healthcare provision estate.