The NHS Forest has been shortlisted for an HSJ award in the "Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability Category". With over 1300 entries this year we are very pleased to have got through the first round. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the dedicated staff working at our 130 NHS Forest sites who have helped make this project such a success!
Those within the Oxford AHSN area (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes) have access to sustainability workshops and also the opportunity to develop expertise in sustainable healthcare by becoming a trained sustainability champion. If you would like to take part in a Measuring Carbon Workshop, join us at the George Pickering Education Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, on either Wednesday 24th September or Wednesday 8th October.
A report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the World Health Organisation details how cycling has the potential to save 10,000 lives and create employment over 76,000 jobs. Alongside the health and environment co-benefits, Unlocking New Opportunities finds that active travel brings economic value.
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.
The National Institute for Health Research has funded a new Health Protection Research Unit on environmental change and health based at the London School of Hygiene in partnership with Public Health England. Funding is available for 2 full-time PhD studentships to start in 2014/15.
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is registered in England & Wales as a company limited by guarantee No. 7450026 and as a charity No. 1143189. Registered address: 8 King Edward Street, Oxford, OX1 4HL