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Sustainable Development Strategy for the NHS launched today

The Sustainable Development Unit has today launched its Sustainable Development Strategy for the NHS, Public Health and Social Care system. The purpose of the health and care system is to continually improve health and wellbeing and deliver high quality care when necessary.  The challenge is how to do this now and for future generations within available financial, social and environmental resources. The strategy outlines a vision and three goals based on the challenges outlined above to aim for by 2020. Reducing carbon emissions, protecting natural resources, preparing communities for severe weather events and promoting healthy lifestyles and environments figure heavily in the plan. Organisations are being encouraged to develop a local strategy, measure their success with regular reporting, and evaluate their progress as well as joining up with local Health and Well-Being Boards. Read the strategy here.  

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