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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Introducing a DH commissioned programme to encourage local authorities promote sustainable development across adult social care, particularly to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to climate change.
Recent Department of Health strategies on public health and mental health recognise the role of health in sustainable development, delivering long-term environmental and financial benefits to society.