Securing healthy returns

15th June 2016

The NHS, social care, and public health system face challenging times to ensure the investments we make have the best possible outcomes for current and future generations.

How we improve and transform the health sector to be financially sustainable is an important part of delivering the Five Year Forward View. The evidence presented here shows that savings and investment are lasting and effective when the efficiencies and transformations we make are also socially and environmentally sustainable.

Since 2007, NHS organisations, supported by the SDU, have ensured that in excess of £190m each year remains available for front line care, rather than being spent on energy, waste, water or fuel. We have exceeded the NHS and wider sector first target of a 10% reduction in carbon emissions, by 2015, contributing to the national and global public health challenge of mitigating climate change.

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