Natural resources footprint for NHS and social care

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
September, 2018

RCP video on NHS environmental impact

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.

Royal College of Physicians
September, 2018

The Carbon Footprint of Mental Health Care

Case study: a service line analysis of Nottinghamshire Healthcare's carbon footprint.

Service lines provide a means of organising clinical activities and linking expenditure to patient conditions and outcomes.

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare & Royal College of Psychiatrists
January, 2012
Wednesday 4th February 2015

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.

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