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Creating a new NHS England: NHS England and NHS Digital merged on 1 February 2023. More about the merger.

Part of Sustainability Annual Report 2021-22

Annex 1- Progress against UN sustainable development goals

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Current chapter – Annex 1- Progress against UN sustainable development goals


We have mapped the actions and deliverables from 2021-22 to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including only the SDGs relevant to NHS Digital operations.

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Goal 3: Good health and well-being

(3.8, 3.b) Case studies
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  • continued provision of health and wellbeing services for all employees, including Employee Assistance Programme and Mental Health First Aiders’ Network
  • continued provision of digital health services for the health and social care sector and accelerated provision of new services to support the COVID-19 recovery efforts
  • development of monthly wellbeing webinars on sustainable living topics for delivery in 2022-23

 


Goal 4: Quality education

(4.a.1.c) Case study
UN icon for Sustainable Development Goal 4 NHS Digital donated a total of 95 Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablets to charities. 

 


Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

(7.1.2, 7.2, 7.a) Case studies
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  • continued support for cloud first strategy for NHS Digital hosted services
  • continued work with suppliers to achieve improved level of transparency in cloud reporting

 


Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

(9.b.1, 9.c, 9.c.1) Case study
UN icon for Sustainable Development Goal 9 Continued focus of the integration of technology with frontline services, including GPs and clinicians

 


Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

(10.2, 10.3) Case study
UN icon for Sustainable Development Goal 10 We continue to apply our architecture and design principles to ensure our services remain accessible to everyone

 


Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

(11.3.2, 11.6, 11.b) Case studies
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  • consolidation of Leeds office estate and move to the 'excellent' rated BREEAM Leeds government hub in April 2021, and the move from legacy London site to a new BREEAM building, offers a far superior premises in terms of its energy efficiency and community-focused offering for tenants
  • dilapidation projects benefitting the community and charities

 


Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

(12.1.1, 12.2.1, 12.2.2, 12.5.1, 12.6.1, 12.7.1, 12.8.1.ii) Case studies
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  • consolidation of offices and efforts to improve utilisation into more efficient buildings
  • embedding social value across NHS Digital’s commercial policy and procurement processes
  • provision of home energy information and guidance to help raise awareness for employees 

 


Goal 13: Climate Action

(13.1.2, 13.1.3, 13.2.1, 13.3.1, 13.3.2) Case studies
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  • continued engagement and awareness raising activities by the Green Digits Network
  • committed to and publication of NHS Digital’s sustainability pledges to support net zero targets

 


Goal 14: Life below water

(14.1.1) Case studies
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  • reducing use of single-use plastics across our estate as part of the Commitment on Single Use Plastic Reduction
  • deploying the use of non-plastic, biodegradable anti-bacterial office wipes and environmentally friendly cleaning products throughout our estate to prevent eutrophication and gloating plastic debris density

 


Last edited: 4 November 2022 3:46 pm