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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 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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danielmaughan

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare has been commissioned to develop a report on waste in the NHS by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. The report is intended to be high impact and demonstrate specific financial and environmental savings that could be achieved by the NHS through reducing waste in the system. The report will use and outline case studies throughout a variety of patient journeys which highlight different aspects of waste in the system such as wasted resources, procurement, staff time, low value interventions, inefficient processes etc.

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danielmaughan

This interesting Guardian article looks at cities that cycle and finds some interesting results about how it affects levels of happiness.

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Frances

This year's Green Nephrology Summit was held at Guy's Hospital in London on 25th September. Once again, we were a good mix of clinicians (docs, nurses, physios), technicians, patients, industry representatives and interested others...

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Ingeborg

The Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare are joining up to try to improve the sustainability of mental health services across the UK. As a major component of this initiative we are asking all sustainability leads of mental health Trusts to complete a survey to find out about their sustainable practices. We are intending that this will be a useful tool for you as we will provide feedback and comparative data for you to know how your Trust compares against other Trusts. It will also be used to write a publication for the Health Services Journal.

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danielmaughan

David Nicholson wrote a letter in last month to all commissioners and Trust Chief Executives calling them to improve the sustainability of services. 

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danielmaughan

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is working with the Royal College of Psychiatrists to develop a network of those interested in promoting sustainability in mental health services. Although Mental Health Susnet has been running for some time we are putting out a 'call for sustainability representatives' with an ambition to spread the network to every Trust across the UK. 

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danielmaughan

The Guardian reports on how a website is helping those with mental illness rebuild their lives. This website is called  'Connect and Do'. It helps users to connect with other people, do something fun, and build relationships.

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