Reducing Single Use Waste in Operating Theatres

Jacqueline Gordon
Jacqueline Gordon • 10 June 2024

Laura and Krithea present on a project they undertook, making a switch from single use to remanufactured Harmonic scalpels used in laparoscopic surgery, and switching from disposable to reusable gowns. They discuss how they implemented the changes and the challenges that they faced, as well as future projects they are working towards. 

Supported by Nicole Fletcher, Sustainable Procurement Team Lead at NHS England, presenting on NHS Net Zero Procurement supply chain targets and initiatives.

Laura is an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) working predominantly in anaesthetics in Winchester which is part of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Krithea is a theatre nurse who has a keen interest in sustainability, also working in Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Resource author(s)
Gordon, J.
Resource publication date
June 2024

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