Sustainability at Nottinghamshire Healthcare

Green Plan

Health and environmental issues, especially air quality and climate change are directly linked. A worsening climate has negative consequences for public health, but globally, the health sector is a significant contributor to climate change. Nottinghamshire Healthcare recognises the importance of designing and delivering sustainable healthcare services and reducing wherever possible its environmental impact.

 

Our Green Plan

The Green Plan is a strategic document to support the Trust’s work towards the delivery of net zero carbon emissions and sustainable healthcare over the next five years. It was approved by the Trust board in December 2021 and submitted to the ICS in January 2022 to inform the ICS Green Plan.

The Green Plan sets a clear strategic intent and a vision for the Trust to be:

‘A resilient and robust service provision which can adapt to a changing climate whilst delivering efficient, low carbon, patient focussed care’

The overarching aims of our Green Plan are to:

  • Ensure our approach is aligned to the NHS-wide ambition to become the world’s first healthcare system to reach Net Zero carbon emissions
  • Ensure we prioritise interventions which simultaneously improve patient care and community wellbeing, while tackling climate change and broader sustainability issues
  • Plan for and make capital investments while increasing operational efficiencies.

View the Green Plan

View the 10 Point Green Plan

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the last year some of our biggest achievements include:

  • Publishing our new Green Plan
  • Identifying Climate Change as a risk on the Board Assurance Framework
  • Utilising a Sustainability Impact Assessment required for all Trust capital bids
  • Securing over 4000 trees to plant across our sites in 2022
  • Launching the third year of our behaviour change scheme, Green Impact
  • Starting a monthly staff webinar or “GreenPod” to share learning on environment sustainability
  • Procuring 100% renewable REGO backed energy
  • Expanding our electric vehicle charging network
  • Expanding our electric vehicle fleet
  • Across Estates and Facilities we have an Environmental Management System certified to comply with the requirements of ISO14001:2015

View our Annual Report 2021-2022

Environmental Policy

The Trust has an Environmental Policy to ensure that the we comply with environmental legislation and best practice and actively encourages all staff to participate in and contribute towards improving the sustainability performance of the Trust.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about sustainability at Nottinghamshire Healthcare, please contact the team: environment@nottshc.nhs.uk.

Or follow us on Twitter: @Enviro_NottsHC

 

 

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