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    Introduction This paper introduces a project (Live Sustainably – Live Well) to develop local arrangements supporting the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2015)  as well as supporting the attainment of public health policy locally to WHO recommendation (2). It recommends the publication of local guidance on attaining the Goals and WHO Health Policy, drawing upon local, national and international sources. Such guidance could include links to appropriate resources and would allow for the participation of NGOs, faith communities, trade unions and neighbourhoods. It might also be extended to include the monitoring of health and sustainability indicators locally. The […]
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    From reducing waiting times to increasing mental health services, in recent years the NHS has come up with a variety of different policies in a bid to improve its track record for meeting the needs of patients. Never has it been more important than now, under the looming threat of budget cuts – but what about when it comes to meeting the needs of the environment? What is the NHS doing to become an eco-friendly public body? Recycling, waste management, digital advancements – we’re having a look at current efforts to meet green standards of working, as the NHS faces […]
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    Amid growing fears amongst Labour and Tories alike about the scale of the NHS deficit, it is more than a little surprising that the recent announcement of a £50m investment by the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) into the energy efficiency of the NHS went almost unnoticed. Thankfully hope has come in the form of Labour’s Energy Green Paper. Launched in November it provides an opportunity for Labour to reflect on the growing evidence about the role of energy efficiency in staving off cuts and driving up staff and patient satisfaction within the NHS. The NHS is one of the UK’s most […]
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