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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.

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.

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.

The health effects of climate change »

The Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK 2012, produced jointly by the Department of Health and the Health Protection Agency, details the impact climate change is having and is likely to have on the health of UK citizens.

Healthy lives, healthy people: improving public health outcomes »

The Department of Health has refreshed the Public Health Outcomes Framework, originally published in January 2012 to set out the desired outcomes for public health over a 3-year period, and how they will be measured.

Adapting to tomorrow’s climate in health and social care »

The NHS Sustainable Development Unit has produced guidance for NHS Trusts and other health and social care organisations to coordinate their action on adaptation in line with national policy objectives and their local situation.

Demand for a sustainable health service »

An NHS report on sustainability includes results of a survey into public attitudes to sustainability in the NHS, analysis of the views of health service leaders, and updates on the NHS carbon footprint and climate change adaptation.