Go Green for 2015 - Top Tips for General Practice Teams

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Severn Deanery sustainability scholar, Dr. Sara Vogan, supervised by CSH, has produced seven Top Tips for GPs to be more sustainable. The recommendations were presented as a prize-winning poster at this year's Royal College of General Practitioners conference, and are also available as a leaflet.  'More than cycling & recycling', the Top Tips highlight carbon 'hotspots' in primary care and offer solutions to tackle them, showing that sustainability saves us time and money and improves patient care.

The leaflet looks at the carbon footprint of metered-dose inhalers and alternatives. It gives ideas for what to do about single use medical equipment and how to reduce medicine waste. Also covered are the contribution of self-care and wellbeing to reducing resource use, and ways to support patients to have a greener death, for example by using advance medical directives to help them avoid unwanted hospital admissions.

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Dr. Sara Vogan

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September, 2014

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Top tips for GP Teams

Caroline Jessel's picture

These tips are really great! lots of practical things a GP practice can do which also improve health and often sacve time and money as well as carbon. I wonder why no mention of solar panels though- these are very practical for GPs as most of their energy needs are in daylight hours.

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