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Here is a list of some of the newest additions to stock in this subject area:
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- A farewell to ice: a report from the Arctic. London: Allen Lane, 2016.
- Climate change and the health of nations: famines, fevers and the fate of populations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
- Sustainable energy: without the hot air. Cambridge: UIT, 2009.
- Climate change (a Ladybird Expert book). London: Ladybird Books Ltd, 2017.
- Natural capital: valuing the planet. London: Yale University Press, 2016.
- 2071: the world we’ll leave our grandchildren. London: John Murray Publishers, 2015.
- Greening health care: how hospitals can heal the planet. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
- Health & sustainability: an introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
To browse a fuller list of books available on this topic on the catalogue, please click here: browse Sustainability books.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we can obtain articles from other libraries for you via our Document Supply Service.
Here is a selection of some of the journals available for this specialty:
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NHS Healthcare databases (HDAS) – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
Search across a set of databases including:
AMED – Allied & Complimentary Medicine – allied health professionals, complementary medicine
BNI – British Nursing Index – nursing, midwifery and health visitors
CINAHL – Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature – nursing & allied health professionals
EMBASE – Drugs and pharmacology
Healthcare Business Elite – Healthcare administration, institutional management
HMIC – Healthcare Management Consortium
Medline – general medicine database
PsycINFO – Psychology & allied fields.
ProQuest Hospital Premium Collection – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
PubMed – (no login required)
GREENfile (NHS OpenAthens login required)
NHS Evidence – search NHS Evidence to find current evidence and guidelines on sustainability in healthcare.
Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions – University of Exeter MOOC, free online course, starts 30/01/17.
Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change – is an international research collaboration, dedicated to tracking the world’s response to climate change, and the health benefits that emerge from this transition. Personal login required to access some of the resources.
These are a few of the key reports available on this topic. You can find many more via NHS Evidence.
Delivering sustainability and transformation plans: from ambitious proposals to credible plans. (PDF)
Published February 2017 – The King’s Fund.
Sustainable development in the health and care system. Health Check 2017.
Published February 2017 – Sustainable Development Unit
Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP) Guidance for Health & Social Care Organisations (PDF)
Published 01/01/2017 – Public Health England
Care pathways: Guidance on appraising sustainability (PDF)
Published 01/10/2015 – Sustainable Development Unit
Facing the future: sustainability for the Medical Royal Colleges
Published 21/10/2014 – Centre for Sustainable Healthcare/Academy of Royal Colleges
Sustainable, resilient, healthy people & places : a sustainable development strategy for the NHS, public health and social care system (PDF)
Published 01/01/2014 – Sustainable Development Unit – Public Health England/NHS England
Protecting resources promoting value: a doctor’s guide to cutting waste in clinical care.
Published 06/11/2014 – Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
Sustainable development in the National Health Service (NHS) : the views and values of NHS leaders (PDF)
Published 01/02/2012 – RAND Corporation for Sustainable Development Unit
Sustainable energy: without the hot air.
Published 2009, by David Mackay – freely available online.