NHS ‘unprepared for climate change risks’

Health services in the UK are not prepared for the risks posed by climate change. The warning comes from the new UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, which is made up of leading institutes including royal colleges, medical faculties and publications and doctors’ organisations. Launched yesterday, the group is urging the government to put plans in place to […]

NHS ‘faces £2.3billion energy cost shortfall’

The NHS faces a “severe” budget shortfall of £2.3billion because of rapidly escalating energy costs, it was claimed today. While the growing costs of care for the elderly have dominated recent headlines, behind the scenes there could well be another struggle with rocketing energy inflation. Hospitals are very energy intensive, with processes like imaging, radiology […]