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Sustainable health and social care A briefing for commissioners and health and wellbeing boards

Sustainable health and social care A briefing for commissioners and health and wellbeing boards

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This briefing provides a summary guide for busy commissioners and health and wellbeing board members. It sets out the key policy and operational drivers for a sustainable development approach to health and social care design and delivery. This includes specific detail regarding climate change and other environmental issues, but also covers social and economic sustainability. Short case studies of good practice at a local level illustrate the gains for health, efficiency, risk management, reputation and legislative compliance. There are links to further information and resources. The briefing was produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in association with the NHS Sustainable Development Unit. It is an output of the DH-funded Sustainable Social Care programme to promote sustainable development across the sector. The briefing is available online here: http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/reports/report59.asp Further information about the programme can be found here: http://www.scie.org.uk/adults/sustainablesocialcare/index.asp nb the web pages are being refreshed during May 2012 and will contain more up-to-date information and resources thereafter.
Tags: health and wellbeing boards clinical commissioning groups environmental sustainability sustainable development sustainable social care commissioning ccgs climate change sustainability hwbs
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