Introducing our new charity partner: Young Lives vs Cancer

We will aim to raise thousands of pounds for the UK’s leading youth cancer charity Young Lives vs Cancer by 2024.

Following a call for applications in January, Young Lives vs Cancer has just been announced as our official charity partner for the next three years, allowing the charity to continue running its valuable Homes from Home initiative which offers a free place for families to stay when their child is receiving cancer treatment

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Sharing disposal proceeds locally: our new policy

We have developed a new policy that will see proceeds of disposals from surplus buildings and properties within the NHSPS estate shared with local health economies.

Through this policy, 50 per cent of the net proceeds from property disposals of up to £5m will now go to local health economies for reinvestment. These proceeds will support the development of key schemes within the NHSPS estate, at the Integrated Care Systems (ICS) level. 

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Decarbonising the estate

HEFMA Pulse talks to Head of Energy and Environment, Cameron Hawkins about NHSPS' current and future plans to decarbonise the NHS estate.

"Electric vehicles do present a conundrum for the healthcare estate. One immediate question that must be answered is how much charging capacity is required and necessary on site and how does that affect the Trust’s carbon emissions? If the electricity is not from renewable sources, this will increase carbon."

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