ChargePlace Scotland is a national network of electric vehicle charge points available across Scotland.View resource
The health and care system accounts for a significant proportion of road traffic in Scotland with associated health, environmental and financial impacts from carbon emissions, particulates and escalating fuel costs. The Department for Transport has forecast that ‘business as usual’ transport related emissions in the UK will rise by 35% by 2030 and that NHS transport related emissions will match this trend unless action is taken now.
As a significant body within Scotland’s public sector, NHS Scotland is committed to doing its part in the decarbonisation of the public fleet. The effective operation of NHS Scotland relies on the ability to move people and health-related products quickly, safely, securely, and efficiently, often over long distances. Practical alternatives to petrol and diesel fuelled vehicles will therefore need to be facilitated across all areas.
Our vision is for a sustainable, inclusive, safe and accessible transport system helping deliver a healthier, fairer and more prosperous Scotland for communities, businesses and visitors.View resource
NHS Highland has invested in a fleet of new vehicles to help health and social care professionals deliver high-quality care across the north of Scotland – and reduce the board’s carbon footprint.View resource