Primary Care Trusts and leadership in sustainability

Capper, Graham, Hudson, Gordon, Holmes, John and Astley, P. (2004) Primary Care Trusts and leadership in sustainability. Other. NHS Alliance and Sustainable Development Commission.

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The UK has the highest incidence of asthma in Europe, construction waste accounts for 50% of our landfill, the NHS produces 7.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, health inequalities are widening, and poor building choices are adding to our reliance on cars to get around, yet health care premises are not yet being designed to address these issues. • Why don’t the boilers installed in our health buildings achieve the lowpollution and high energy efficiency standards routinely specified in northern European countries, saving the Trust money in the long term? • How can we ensue that the materials used to fit out new doctors’ surgeries don’t have an adverse impact on the health of staff and patients? • Should a new surgery be built at the heart of the community or should we develop any site that happens to be available? • How can we involve the community in the design of the new premises, to make sure that we are meeting demand and helping to promote public health?

Item Type: Report (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability, Health care
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2011 12:24
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:35

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