Find links to videos and podcasts here
Slides sets from recent presentations available here
Carbon footprints reports available here
Documents such as Green Action Plans or Practice Roadmaps available for download
Analysis of travel of GP staff March 23 (pdf)Download
Carbon Footprint of staff travel (pdf)Download
A Green Action Plan - Spring 2021 (pdf)Download
Practice decarbonisation plan (pdf)Download
Demystifying carbon footprinting in practice - Pulse May 2021 (pdf)Download
How to guide to calculate carbon footprint for general practice Jan 2021 (pdf)Download
Zero carbon for GPs roadmap v1.02 spring 2021 (pdf)Download
Declaring a climate emergency - A guide for Primary Care (pdf)Download
Declaration of a Climate Emergency pledge (pdf)Download
Planetary Health Leaflet for GP practices (by Dr Jess Wynter-Bee) (pdf)Download
Waste audit form (pdf)Download
Medical waste audit form (pdf)Download
A podcast from YORLMC, the professional voice for all NHS GPs and practice teams across North Yorkshire, York, Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven.
With Redmoor Health and Lancashire and South Cumbria
Environmental Sustainability - how to carbon footprint your practice
Spotlight on clinical emissions
At first glance, healthcare and the NHS might not seem to be linked to the climate crisis. And doesn't the NHS have enough on it's plate at the moment without being expected to 'green' itself?
Tune in to this great episode with GPs Dr Fran Cundill and Dr Matthew Sawyer discussing how sustainability and healthcare and inter-linked and how they impact each other, with climate action leading to healthier people and better health outcomes, and also how the healthcare system impacts on the climate.
A four step plan for primary care to become net zero
1. Become carbon literate
2. Calculate the carbon footprint of the practice
3. A practice 'Green Action Plan' for decarbonising all the hotspots
4. Declaring a climate emergency in primary care
An overview of the non clinical emissions as pert of the West Yorkshire Partnership Lunch n Learn sessions. https://youtu.be/cMxRoIbI568?t=1764
Watch from the beginning to hear Dr Bansal discuss the High Quality, Low Carbon Asthma care toolkit from Greener Practice (available at www.greenerpractice.co.uk/high-quality-and-low-carbon-asthma-care/)
An overview of carbon literacy for primary care - the science, impact and actions needed to help improve both human and planetary health
In association with Greener Practice Wales, RCGP Wales recorded a webinar looking at the landscape of sustainable Primary Care.
Topics covered: - Eco-inhaler launch and guidelines Public Health Wales Toolkit launch Primary Care carbon calculator Case studies. The webinar was recorded by RCGP Wales on Thursday 28 April 2022
For the piece on the Primary Care carbon calculator, visit https://youtu.be/XhcpwtCyfWE?t=3307
At first glance, healthcare and the NHS might not seem to be linked to the climate crisis. And doesn't the NHS have enough on it's plate at the moment without being expected to 'green' itself? This podcast episode discusses how sustainability and healthcare and inter-linked and how they impact each other, with climate action leading to healthier people and better health outcomes, and also how the healthcare system impacts on the climate.
👩⚕️ We can prevent 125,000 deaths (a quarter of all UK deaths) a year by meeting current climate goals
👩⚕️ 13% of asthma cases globally are a result of traffic fumes
Air pollution is also a significant contributor to heart disease, and also affects children's ability to learn
👩⚕️ A hotter, dirtier planet leads to poorer health outcomes and more deaths
👩⚕️ Primary care (GPs) is about 25% of the NHS, making GPs responsible for about 5.75 million tonnes CO2e
👩⚕️ About 60% of General Practice emissions are from medicines, 40% is from energy usage in buildings, travel, goods and services.
Looking at improving patient outcomes in respiratory care with less environmental harm.
Covering environmental impacts on respiratory health, current respiratory care, the carbon footprint of care and how to address emissions within the respiratory reviews.
We drive a lot of miles in the UK in cars and vans, and this is increasing
Air pollution damages human health in the short term
Carbon emissions contribute to the climate crisis, causing damage in the short, medium and longer term
There are a lot of positive actions which benefits individuals, the staff, and the wider community
There are multiple cobenefits of more active commuting and businesses can help facilitate this through their actions
What are the main sources of emissions within general practice and what role does general practice play in moving towards a zero-emissions health sector?
A Green and Fair Recovery : The Health Context for a Green Recovery
Podcast on how businesses can meet the global climate crisis, including:
• Tangible signs and effects of climate change in the UK
• The health and business gains achievable through meeting climate targets
• How climate change awareness has been affected by the Covid crisis
• The benefits of engaging employees on environmental issues
• Changes that businesses can make to become more climate-friendly
Greenhouse gas emissions from healthcare are substantial. Salford CCG identified a number of practices to have their carbon footprint measured. This report identifies and compares practice with small, medium and large patient lists, calculates their carbon emissions and hotspots and discusses future actions to reduce operational carbon
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