Environmental Practice Award

This award will recognise the individual NHS project (smarter use of energy, transport, waste management) that has furthered the progress of environmental practice in the NHS.

2016 Winner: Barts Health NHS Trust - Cleaner Air for East London

Environmental Practice Award Winner: Barts Health

Barts Health NHS Trust, the largest NHS trust in the UK, has a turnover of £1.25 billion, workforce of 15,000, operates across five hospital sites and serves a population of 2.5 million people. One critical issue is exposure to dangerous levels of air pollution. Barts Health partnered with the Greater London Authority (GLA), its four London boroughs and behavioural change charity, Global Action Plan, to create a cross-sector collaboration to take action to improve air quality and reduce exposure for those most at risk.

The Cleaner Air for East London programme has delivered seven projects to tackle air pollution over three years. There has been a measured reduction in air pollution evident as a result of the work at St. Bartholomew’s hospital site.

East Riding, Humber NHS Foundation Trust - EV introduction / LED Lighting
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust - Carbon Footprint reduction

2015 Winner

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
This years' winning trust has implemented considerable improvements to its waste management services. In the last year, recycling has increased by 5%, with high temperature disposal reduced by 7%. Which has saved over £260,000.

2015 Commended
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust