As businesses and projects compete to secure the best resources, Mark Halstead explores whether an unintended consequence of the last recession is that we’re all now having to work harder to get the best out of our project teams.
Today’s landmark report from the Lancet sets out clearly that public health in the UK and across the globe relies directly on the prioritisation of measures to reduce the scale of impact from climate change. It follows that for those of us working in the UK public sector, there is a need to take action to deliver on the co-benefits of a healthy climate.
Our colleagues in Essentia who work directly for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have just won a Bronze award in the Apprenticeship Of The Year category at this year’s Learning Awards.
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.
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.
All NHS Trusts have been wrestling with the Cost Improvement Programme for some time and it is clear that things are not going to get any easier in the future.
After graduating, I worked in property services for one of the big global players – there’s a real sense of familiarity and security in moving from one large organisation with well established policies and practices to another.
My first conference Natalie Henshall with Essentia at IHEEM (Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management)
I wasn’t sure what to expect as I made the train journey to Manchester recently to attend the Healthcare Estates 2014 conference organised by IHEEM (Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management). People had given me lots of advice and tips based on their experience, but this was my first time attending a conference.
Monday saw the official launch of The Essentia SAM Network – a new knowledge-sharing community for all those responsible for Software Asset Management (SAM).
An energy performance contract (EPC) could help your public sector organisation save money.