Measuring sustainable development in the NHS

Source: NHS Sustainable Development Unit

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Date of publication: May 2010

Publication type: Best practice

In a nutshell: Gives details of how to measure sustainable development inyour NHS organisation, including a governance and reporting structure to promote sustainability.

Length of publication: 4 pages

Sustainable Development Unit board leadership programme

Source: NHS Sustainable Development Unit

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Date of publication: June 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The programme is designed to help leaders and those responsible for developing Board leadership programmes integrate sustainability into their leadership programmes.  Making decisions with sustainability in mind will reduce costs, while improving patient healthcare and system efficiency. 

Length of publication: Various; 4 page summary pdf

Sustainable development is key to tackling health inequalities and climate change

Source: Sustainable Development Commission

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Date of publication: February 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The report discusses how unsustainable development is damaging the natural environment, increasing risks to health and well-being, with low-income groups being most vulnerable, and will lead to a widening gap in health status between socio-economic groups. It gives recommendations on reducing health inequalities and tackling climate change.

Length of publication: 74 page pdf

RIBA Health Building Exhibition


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Date of publication: June 2010

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Healthy Buildings – Architectural Solutions for a changing health sector in the UK, organsied by the RIBA Health Client Forum and the Department of Health. Buildings completed since summer 2006 and conceptual designs have been selected to represent the high quality and diversity of architectural design quality in the health service. Selected schemes will be displayed at the RIBA,  Architecture Centres and universities nationwide with an accompanying publication during 2010.

Length of publication: 1 webpage