Archive for 'health'

Health round-up: new sustainable development strategy, sustainability in the NHS and Public Health England, extreme weather advice »

News on sustainable development in health and social care: new Sustainable Development Strategy; NHS carbon footprint; mapping NHS sustainability; sustainability in Public Health England; Equinox advice on extreme weather.

Moving More, Living More »

The Government and Mayor of London have launched Moving More, Living More, the physical activity Olympic and Paralympic legacy plan for the nation and part of a long term vision for a fitter nation.

News round-up: NEWP progress, health strategy, low emission vehicles, marine conservation »

News from government and public bodies: progress on NEWP; responses to consultation on sustainable development strategy for health and social care; ultra low emission vehicles; new Marine Conservation Zones.

Joining up health and social care »

Leaders in health and care have signed up to commitments on how they will help local areas integrate services in order to achieve high quality, compassionate care that results in better health and wellbeing.

Consulting on a new sustainable development strategy for health and social care »

The NHS Sustainable Development Unit is running a consultation and engagement programme on a new Sustainable Development Strategy for the health, public health and social care system to 2020.

NHS Sustainability Day »

Endorsed by the Prime Minister, NHS Sustainability Day 2013 takes place on 28th March 2013 and is set to be a day of action on sustainability from NHS Trusts and stakeholders across the UK.

Carbon, cost and care: what makes a sustainable care home? »

As a growing aging population means greater demand for residential care, Jerome Baddley considers whether environmentally sustainable care services are possible and even offer cost, health and wellbeing co-benefits.

Walking and cycling for health, environmental and economic benefit »

New public health guidance from NICE examines how – and why - to increase the level of walking and cycling in the UK, detailing the multiple, overlapping benefits that increases in exercise can yield in many different areas of public policy.

Doha Declaration on Climate, Health and Wellbeing »

As representatives of governments around the world met for the UN Climate Change Conference 2012 in Doha, Qatar, over 80 health and medical organisations signed the Doha declaration on climate, health and wellbeing.

The National Adaptation Programme: building climate change resilience among vulnerable groups »

Working towards aims of the National Adaptation Programme's health and wellbeing theme, Defra is supporting work across the country to build resilient communities and reduce the impacts of climate change on the socially vulnerable.