NHS organisations can quantify many of the health and economic impacts from their travel and transport using the new Health Outcomes Travel Tool (HOTT). The first of its kind in the public sector – the tool will help organisations make the business case for, and track the impacts of, their travel and transport strategies. This might include switching to electric vehicles to cut pollution and save money, using technology to reduce patient and staff travel and costs or running staff engagement programmes to encourage active travel – cutting congestion, pollution and boosting health.

The tool has been launched by the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) to coincide with the UK’s first-ever National Clean Air Day on 15 June. Health related travel is concentrated around patients and communities already prone to high levels of ill health. The air pollution, carbon emissions and noise from travel all cause harm and cost to society. The tool will help support the most vulnerable communities through reducing local air pollution.

Learn more, download the tool and start using at:
www.sduhealth.org.uk/HOTT