[PDF] Care pathways : guidance on appraising sustainability

NHS Sustainable Development Unit
NHS Sustainable Development Unit
Publication date:
30 September 2015


The principal objective of this guidance document is to enable more consistent quantification of the sustainability performance of care pathways globally, both those that already exist and new and emerging pathways. It is envisaged that this sustainability information will be used to support decision-makers in their choices related to improving the performance of models of care. Currently, the guidance is limited to appraising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water use and waste generation, but it will be expanded to further environmental and social metrics over time.