Nearly 500 trees were planted on 27th March around the country for the NHS Sustainability Day of Action. Those planting trees for the NHS Forest's 2@2 campaign included Prime Minister David Cameron and Dame Sue Bailey, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists at the Warneford Hospital in Oxford and David Pencheon at the Sustainable Development Unit to chief executives and managers from trusts around the country, voluntary organisations and service users within the hospitals.
Oxford Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSN) is leading nationally on sustainability. The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare will work with Oxford AHSN programmes to improve health and increase value by supporting the implementation of sustainable clinical practice.
On 29th January 2014 the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) launched the new sustainable development strategy for the health, public health and social care sector for 2014 - 2020. It describes the vision for a sustainable health and care system by reducing carbon emissions, protecting natural resources, preparing communities for extreme weather events and promoting healthy lifestyles and environments.The strategy is the first to be produced for the whole health and care system, including the NHS, public health and social care.
NHS Change Day is coming soon on the 3rd March. There are many opportunities to make a pledge for sustainability or get your team to sign up to something sustainable. Have a look at the website gto get some ideas...
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