Welcome to day two of the Sustainable Health and Care Week 2018.

All of the resources released for #SHCWeek18 showcase and promote best practice from across the health and care system that improve the health and wellbeing of patients, staff and communities. They are examples of how organisations are saving money and at the same time protecting the environment and its resources for future generations.

Check out the resources below to see how organisations are reducing their road miles to tackle air pollution and minimise their carbon footprints and how you can apply this to your own organisation.

And above all if there is some thing here you like, please share it and help us to raise the profile of sustainable development for the health and care sector.


York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  This case study explores how York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust created an integrated travel plan which aims to encourage healthy travel through promotions and opportunities. It looks at how the plan was created which aligned with the trust’s aims to tackle air pollution and reduce carbon emissions.
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust In this case study learn how the trust has improved infrastructure and encouraged take up of sustainable and active travel by engaging with staff. The trust recognised that staff and patient travel is one of its largest source of carbon emissions.
North Bristol NHS Trust A blog from Beth Williamson, Sustainable Travel Co-ordinator at North Bristol NHS Trust. Beth talks about what the trust is doing to support more environmentally friendly travel. This includes schemes to encourage staff to make healthier travel choices and improve wellbeing.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust The trust, with the support of its local council, introduced an electric vehicle into its fleet. The electric van is being used to distribute post between the hospital sites. The van has already delivered a range of benefits including lowering the carbon emissions for these short journeys around the city and contributing to the council's overall aim for Leeds to become a low sulphur city by 2020.
 Clean Air Day  Larissa shares some of the highlights from Clean Air Day 2018 discusses the importance of applying its teachings every day.

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