Health and Social Care and Sustainable Development in the East of England

This major study quantifies the impact of the Health and Social Care system on the economy, labour market, social inclusion and the environment in the East of England. It includes sections on defining Sustainable Development; health inequalities; health and social care employment in the East of England; procurement of goods and services; planned growth, regional strategies and sustainability; opportunities, barriers and challenges to sustainable development in health and social care. The study was commissioned by the East of England Public Health Group, the Department of Health and the Health Development Agency, together with regional partners such as the East of England Development Agency, East of England Regional Assembly, Norfolk Suffolk and Cambridge Workforce Development Confederation, Environment Agency and Strategic Health Authorities in the region. The project also included widespread consultation with a range of stakeholders and partners across the region.