The cataract surgery audit tool ‘Eyefficiency’ was designed to identify opportunities for sites to minimize the footprint of cataract surgical services and to increase access to cataract surgery for patients worldwide.
This is the most recent carbon/natural resources footprint of health and social care in England, based on 2017 data. Of note, the greenhouse gas emissions from metered dose inhalers are estimated at 0.85 Mt CO2e, which is around 3.2% of total emissions for the sector.
Sustainable Development Unit, NHS England & Public Health England
Short animation to raise awareness of the NHS contribution to environmental issues such as climate change and air pollution, and encourage health professionals to look for environmentally friendly ways to practise.
For those keen to put their best, low-carbon foot forward in the New Year, we will be running two workshops on sustainable healthcare. Participation is free for those working within the Oxford Academic Health Science Network area (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes).
The first workshop running on Wednesday 7th January 2015 is an introduction to sustainable healthcare and the theme of the second one, on 4th February is 'measuring carbon in healthcare.
The joint seminar by the General and Community Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Health Estate Facilities Management Association (HEFMA) is intended to use the expertise of the audience to determine how we can overcome the current barriers so that clinicians can use the data to compare services not only in terms of cost but also in terms of the carbon footprint.