The model, which is web-based, helps health bodies see how they contribute to a strong local economy, community and healthy environment. It is available at www.corporatecitizen.nhs.uk
The Sustainable Development Commission developed the model on behalf of the Department of Health, which made a commitment to good corporate citizenship in the Choosing Health white paper.
It comes less than a month after health secretary Patricia Hewitt urged NHS purchasers to consider buying goods and services from social enterprises. Her comments were made in the introduction to a new guide published by the Social Enterprise Coalition, More for your Money - a guide to procuring from social enterprises for the NHS, which was produced in partnership with the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency.
Posted on 22nd February 2006
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