The UK government produced ‘Securing the Future’ Sustainable Development Strategy in 2005. It sets out the main priorities and plan for acheiveing sustainable development across the UK, including highlighting the five principles of Sustainable Development. The Department of Health produced Taking the Long Term View, its Sustainable Development Strategy, in October 2008, which confirms its commitment to sustainability. This was followed in 2009 with an Action Plan.
Climate Change is the greatest threat facing the modern world. This section will look at impacts on human health and the built environment as well as providing additional background information on the science of climate change.
This section highlights the need to develop and support sustainable communities - what the NHS can do to help communities to become more sustainable.
Green (and blue!) spaces are vital to health and well being - they play a key role but on the NHS estate and out in the wider community. This section will highlight the benefits of green and natural spaces on health and well being.
One this page you will find the link SustNav - which contains a list of the ten core sustainability principles, and a checklist to help you embed them into all your work.