Delivering Greener Respiratory Healthcare
The changing environment has direct consequences for patients and the NHS. The NHS accounts for approximately 4-5% of England’s greenhouse gases and have set a target to reach Net Zero by 2040.1,2 Achieving this target requires drastic steps to be implemented, but how should respiratory treatment be adapted without compromising patient care?
In this presentation, Carol Stonham discusses the opportunities to reduce carbon footprint, the environmental benefit of inhaler recycling and practical ways of delivering greener respiratory healthcare using a holistic view without leaving the patient’s wellbeing behind.
1. NHS. Greener NHS campaign to tackle climate ‘health emergency’, https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/01/greener-nhs-campaign-to-tackle-
2. NHS. Delivering a net zero national health service, https://www.england.nhs.uk/greenernhs/wp-content/uploads/sites/51/2020/10/delivering-a-net-zero-national-health-service.pdf
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Carol Stonham, MBE
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner