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Sustainable health and social care

Connecting environmental and financial performance

This report provides an overview of what is currently known about the environmental impacts of health and social care, before examining the evidence for a connection between sustainability, productivity and other system objectives. It goes on to describe how health and social care needs to change in order to become more environmentally sustainable. Finally, it discusses the kind of behaviours and policies needed to implement these changes, drawing out key recommendations for health and social care organisations, as well as policy implications.