12 / 7 / 2017 9.13am
NHS Employers is partnering with the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) on a sustainability campaign for the NHS and the wider health sector.
The campaign will support the sustainability sector in raising the profile of interventions that deliver health, efficiency, environmental and social benefits to the NHS and health and social care sector. Planned activities include a range of national and regional engagement events, an awards programme, and a dedicated sustainability week.
Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us and we look forward to working in partnership with the SDU to raise the profile of sustainability across the NHS and wider health sector, and to celebrate the good work that is already underway. As we look to make sure the NHS can continue to thrive for another 70 years, sustainability is more important than ever, and the aims of this project are closely aligned with our own core values.
"We will work hard to ensure that this partnership is a success, and that we are able to contribute to a greener, more sustainable health and care services, providing excellent patient care for generations to come.”
David Pencheon, director of the SDU, said: “We’re very excited about this new campaign and partnership. It’s a hugely important opportunity to recognise the great work already being done by organisations across the NHS, health and social care system, and support further action. The expertise, experience and reach of NHS Employers will be vital in helping to promote and embed sustainability as an aspect of quality in socially, economically and environmentally accountable health and care systems.”
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