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Mary Zacaroli

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.

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Mary Zacaroli

NHS Sustainability Day of Action takes place on 27th March, with lots of activities taking place around the country. The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is encouraging partners to plant 2 trees at 2 o'clock to show its support for the NHS Forest. The trees are free, thanks to the kind sponsorship of The Great Outdoor Gym Company, but need ordering by Monday, 10th March. If you want to do something different, then find out what other trusts are pledging to do.

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Rachel

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.

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danielmaughan

The NHS would save £250m a year if one in 10 journeys were made by bicycle, according to a study commissioned for a campaign for government to treat cycling more seriously.

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danielmaughan

Members of Psychsusnet are collaborating with Ecominds project ‘Connect’ to assess the environmental and economic impact of the Connect project on GP attendance and prescribing rates. 

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danielmaughan

A brand new Award category for 2014 will recognise the work of a mental health team that has made an outstanding contribution to sustainability

The deadline for entries is Monday, 14 April 2014

For full details and how to enter, see http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/discoverpsychiatry/rcpsychawards2014.aspx

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Ingeborg

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. 

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danielmaughan

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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danielmaughan

A grant of over £500,000 has been awarded to Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) by the NHS Energy Efficiency Initiative to help implement its eco-friendly green travel plans. 

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