Sustainability

Improving Sustainability is the right moral thing to do and it also results in less wastage of resources and saves money.

Useful information is found at:

- NHS Sustainable Development Unit

http://www.sdu.nhs.uk/

- Carbon Trust

http://www.carbontrust.com/

- Workbook on ethical procurement for health

http://www.ethicaltrade.org/resources/key-eti-resources/ethical-procurement-for-health-workbook

- A good source of information is the Ethical Trade Organisation (link to their website below).

http://www.ethicaltrade.org/

- A new free training programme supporting NHS staff & their suppliers to ethically procure goods and services has been launched by the Department of Health, and developed in partnership with the BMA and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

• Module 1 of the online learning is relevant to anyone with an interest in this area.

• Modules 2 and 3 are geared towards procurement professionals.

Each Module (they take take in the region of 20 - 30 minutes to complete) provides information & practical advice for buyers with regards to identifying poor labour standards and how to take action through the procurement process and engagement with suppliers

http://training.loreus.com/course/category.php?id=2

- The NHS Forest is an exciting national project with a target to plant 1 tree per employee amounting to 1.3 million trees.

http://www.nhsforest.org/

- Increasing exercise improves physical and mental health and will hopefully result in people using their cars less

Britain on foot website

http://britainonfoot.co.uk/

PLACES TO DO EXERCISE IN SOUTH ESSEX

Parks and Open Spaces in Southend

http://www.southend.gov.uk/info/200309/parks_and_open_spaces

Leisures Centres in Southend

http://www.southend.gov.uk/directory/15/leisure_centres_directory

ActiveSouthend

http://www.southend.gov.uk/directory/23/activesouthend

Leisure Centres and Swimming Pools in Castle Point

http://www.castlepoint.gov.uk/main.cfm?menuId=11746

Walking for Health

http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/

Walking in Essex

www.walkinginengland.co.uk/essex

List of Parks in Castle Point

http://www.castlepoint.gov.uk/main.cfm?MenuId=11427

Woodlands in Castle Point

http://www.castlepoint.gov.uk/main.cfm?menuID=11429

Allotments in Castle Point

http://www.castlepoint.gov.uk/main.cfm?menuId=11419

Sports pitches in Castle Point

http://www.castlepoint.gov.uk/main.cfm?menuId=11622

Health Walks in Rochford

http://www.rochford.gov.uk/leisure_culture_and_tourism/sport_and_physical_activity/health_walks

Rochford and Castle Point Ramblers

http://www.rcpramblers.org.uk/

Leisure Centres in Rochford

http://www.rochford.gov.uk/leisure_culture_and_tourism/arts_and_leisure/leisure-facilities

Parks in Thurrock

http://www.thurrock.gov.uk/countryside/

Walking in Thurrock

http://www.thurrock.gov.uk/travel/walking/

Leisure Centres in Thurrock

https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/sports-and-leisure/leisure-centres

Parks in Basildon

http://www.basildon.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2401

Leisure Centres in Basildon

http://www.basildon.gov.uk/article/4631/Sport-and-Leisure-Facilities

Walking in Basildon

http://www.basildon.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2423