Exciting things are happening in the word of sustainable primary care but your ideas and involvement are needed.  This is your place to connect with others taking forward a range of things including sustainable prescribing, fuel poverty initiatives and sustainability actions within the Royal College of General Practitioners. 

RCGP Position Statement on Climate Change and Health

"The RCGP recognises that the unsustainable use of resources poses a significant challenge to public health in the 21st Century and that human-induced climate change in particular threatens the long term health and well-being of populations in the UK and globally. 

The RCGP confirms its own c

Royal College of General Practitioners
May, 2010

SAP - sustainable action planning resources for clinical teams

SAP is a programme to support clinical teams in taking action for sustainability.  Structured around two facilitated workshops, SAP helps front-line staff to learn about sustainable healthcare, focus in on their priorities and put together a green action plan.  The action plan can then

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
February, 2010

GP Footprint Reporter

A carbon footprinting tool specifically designed for GPs to measure the carbon footprint of their practice - developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners working with environmental consultants Best Foot Forward. 

Royal College of General Practitioners
December, 2010

Looking for a Green Fellow in Sustainable Respiratory Medicine

What will respiratory medicine look like in 5 years’ time, when carbon rationing is re-shaping the NHS? Do you want to take a lead in that transformation?

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is starting an exciting project, funded by GlaxoSmithKline, to improve the environmental sustainability of respiratory medicine, focusing in particular on COPD. We wish to appoint a healthcare professional in respiratory medicine for a one-year period, as a clinical lead.

Royal Colleges and Great Ormond Street sign up to 10:10

Four leading medical institutions have demonstrated their commitment to cutting carbon by signing up to the 10:10 Campaign.  The Royal College of GPs, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children have all signed up to the target of cutting emissions by 10% over 12 months.

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Blue, brown and now green

Useful information resource / infographic about different inhalers and the main differences between them - including environmental impact.

Could be helpful in teaching...

 

The Pharmaceutical Journal
June, 2020

Prescribing Movement resource

This toolkit gives you everything you need for a 1 minute, 5 minute and even more minute conversation, complete with step-by-step guides, behavioural change insights and all the evidence to back it up.

Moving Medicine
January, 2020

Green Inhaler website

This patient- and clinician-facing website gives guidance on choosing inhalers with lower environmental impact - something which is now included in the BTS asthma guidelines.

Dr Alex Wilkinson
September, 2019

New BTS asthma guidelines encourage use of low-GWP inhalers

Section 8.6 of the new BTS/SIGN Guideline for the management of asthma highlights the environmental impact of metered dose inhalers (pMDI) and recommends that inhalers with low global-warming potential (GWP) should be used when likely to be equally effective.

British Thoracic Society
July, 2019

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