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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.

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.

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.

First do no harm? The ethics of sustainable health and social care »

Catherine Max, co-author with Gary Cox of the Social Care Institute for Excellence's recent report on the ethics of sustainable health and social care, explains its context, approach and findings.

Tackling air pollution »

Air quality is of great importance to us all, yet addressing it can be seen to be a barrier to development. Hard choices and changes to our behaviour are needed to reduce air pollution and its impact on public health and the environment.

The Sustainable Social Care Programme »

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.

Climate Change and Sustainable Public Services »

Looking at recent research into good practice in social care, Simon Evans argues that this is the ideal time to mainstream innovative ways of providing public services to address climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Healthy lives, healthy people »

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.