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.
Sustainability Day is a national day of action across the health sector. Each year NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Hospitals and organisations take action to highlight the important role sustainable development can play in health service delivery.
This campaign includes the national website which has case studies, tool-kits, news, information and resources to educate and support organisations to embed sustainability in service delivery.
This fifty-slide set makes the connection between climate, health, social responsibility and the NHS. it covers policy, carbon levels and provides information on the steps that need to be taken and the tools that may be used.
Maria Cooke, Sustainability fellow at the East of England Local Education and Training Board
27th March 2014 will see NHS Sustainability Day the 3rd year running. With the restructuring of the NHS last year and the launch of the Sustainable Development Strategy for Health and Social Care in January 2014 sustainability is gaining new momentum.