Kerry Bourne: Maximising value from NHS land and property

Kerry Bourne: Maximising value from NHS land and property

There is a lot of valuable real estate in the NHS, particularly in urban areas around London and the South East. Last week, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in an interview with Health Service Journal that the Government is considering ‘incentives’ to encourage trusts to sell surplus land.

Don’t waste your waste – Top themes from recent parliamentary talk on NHS waste reduction

Don’t waste your waste – Top themes from recent parliamentary talk on NHS waste reduction

NHS: efficiency savings through waste reduction was the subject of a recent joint meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group at the Houses of Parliament.

I had the chance to talk about the work that we’ve been doing in the healthcare sector, particularly at Guy’s and St Thomas’ – we’ve been working hard to reduce waste, cut costs and build a culture where staff are encouraged and empowered to use clinical resources as efficiently as possible, ultimately benefitting patients.

Sustainability programmes must be core business

Sustainability programmes must be core business

Challenge your perspective on the importance of energy efficiency within your organisation. In the winter edition of Adjacent Government, published last week, Alexandra Hammond, Essentia’s Associate Director of Sustainability, extols the benefits of energy efficiency in public sector estates and argues that sustainability programmes must be fully integrated into business objectives.

Connecting with Procurement Roadshow

Connecting with Procurement Roadshow

Jason Stanton, Procurement and Programme Manager, will be attending the‘Connecting with Procurement Roadshow 2014/15’ offering expert advice on how contractors should align themselves to future buyer requirements in order to sustain business contracts.

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