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The UK National Health Service (NHS) and the sustainability agenda

Tudor, T. L. (2013) The UK National Health Service (NHS) and the sustainability agenda. Proceedings of the ICE - Waste and Resource Management. 166(1), pp. 38-42. 1747-6526.

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Abstract: The concepts of sustainability have, for some decades now, increasingly been employed to mitigate key socio-economic and environmental challenges globally. As one of the largest organisations in the world, the National Health Service can play a significant role in the UK achieving these concepts. This paper explores some of the issues associated with the organisation embedding these concepts, including the need to align sustainability with another impending reorganisation, and changes to healthcare delivery, as well as limitations in staff engagement. It concludes by suggesting strategies to overcome these challenges
Uncontrolled Keywords: Recycling & reuse of materials; sustainability; waste management & disposal
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD783 Municipal refuse. Solid wastes > TD793.9 Waste minimisation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE300 Environmental management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72 Economic growth, development, planning > HD75.6 Environmental economics. Sustainable development
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA395 Medical services. National Health Service. Private care
Creators: Tudor, Terry L
Publisher: Institution of Civil Engineers
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Environmental Science
Date: 1 February 2013
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 38-42
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the ICE - Waste and Resource Management
Volume: 166
Number: 1
Language: English
ISSN: 1747-6526
Status: Published / Disseminated

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