Archive for '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.
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.
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.
Catherine Max describes Equinox's innovative climate harm reduction project to work with mental health and substance misuse service users to build resilience to climate change, contributing to the National Adaptation Programme.
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.
News round-up: ecosystems network, health and social care, local authorities, green growth indicators, sustainability in Africa, EU Green Week »
Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: Ecosystems Knowledge Network, sustainable health briefing, local action on climate change, indicators for green growth, sustainability in Africa, EU Green Week.
The King's Fund's Chris Naylor argues that environmentally sustainable health and social care can go hand-in-hand with efficiency and quality of care - but only if we fundamentally rethink the way services are delivered.
Catherine Max describes innovative work by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Bristol City Council to explore whether personalisation can stimulate the market for environmentally sustainable services.
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.
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.