Palliative Care SusNet November newsletter

Kate Crossland
Kate Crossland • 20 November 2023

Palliative Care Sustainability Network November 2023 Newsletter


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Reducing the environmental impact of medicines: October meeting 

We welcomed Wendy Tyler-Batt from Pharmacy Declares whose excellent presentation covered the carbon footprint and wider environmental impact of prescribing. We delved into inhalers, ‘show me your meds’ and the need for a rebrand of deprescribing. Full meeting recording here; slides here

Other medication/prescribing resources: 

Report from Department of Health and Social Care 2021: Good for you, good for us, good for everybody: A plan to reduce overprescribing to make patient care better and safer, support the NHS, and reduce carbon emissions

NHS advice for patients with problems swallowing pills: reach for this before liquids!

Welcome to new Co-lead and plans for 2024

We’re delighted to welcome Paul Fraser from Hospice UK as one of our network co-leads. More help is always welcome so check out our network page and get in touch if you’re interested. We are working on plans for next year including webinars in partnership with key palliative care organisations and professional groups, and hopefully we will begin work on a framework to sustainable palliative guide. 


Upcoming events

UK Health Alliance on Climate Change webinar 29th November 12pm: What does the latest report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change mean for health in the UK?

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare have a variety of events; how about how to run Veganuary in your workplace?

Resource publication date
November 2023

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