This handbook by the Faculty of Public Health aims to show that sustainability is an achievable objective across NHS hospitals, clinics, and practices.

This special edition of Sustaining a Healthy Future, produced in 2009 in association with the NHS Sustainable Development Unit and the NHS Confederation sets out the impacts of climate change and how the health sector contributes to it. It also shows how the NHS, through a sustained programme of practical, cost-saving action, can lead the way to lower carbon emissions. The guide also contains tips and advice to help individuals to reduce their own carbon footprint.

The handbook provides six tools for challenging climate change:

  • planning and business management
  • achieving change within organisations
  • the basics of a sustainable travel plan
  • the local community
  • individuals
  • sustainability and health-check tool for policies and strategies

Download the handbook here.