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Greener practice is a network of individuals working collectively. We have a fantastic group of people leading Greener Practice.

Directors of Greener Practice

Dr Aarti Bansal

Aarti is a GP in Sheffield and the Clinical Net Zero Lead for the Humber and North Yorkshire ICB. Aarti founded the Greener Practice network in 2017 to enable primary care to move towards environmentally sustainable healthcare. Aarti has a background in medical education and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Hull York Medical School. She has a particular interest in promoting high quality and low carbon asthma care. She regularly talks and writes about how sustainable healthcare supports a positive vision of better health for people and communites. @draartibansal

Dr Honey Smith

Honey  is a GP in East Sheffield and is a co-chair of the Greener Practice National Leads Group with Tamsin Ellis. Her practice won the 2018 RCGP SYNT Green Impact Award for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. She also works as a speciality doctor in Sexual Health in Derbyshire and is an honorary senior lecturer at Sheffield University Medical School. She co-wrote the motion to the RCGP Council to declare a climate emergency and chaired a Task and Finish group for the RCGP. Her main focus is supporting and encouraging new Greener Practice groups and their leaders, and supporting the network to grow and flourish.

Dr Tamsin Ellis

Tamsin is a salaried GP in North London and an Associate at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare where she helped design and facilitates the sustainable primary care course. She founded the Greener Practice London group in 2020 which has since grown into North and South London. She has previously worked as North Central London ICS Net Zero lead for Primary Care and was a climate and health sustainability scholar for RCGP North East London. She is interested in the crossover of sustainable primary care with improving health equity. You can hear more about her work on the Four Thought programme ‘Climate Consultations‘ @Climate_GP

Katrina Davies

Katrina Davies is a GP in Solihull with a specific interest in the care of older people, particularly with regard to the sustainable healthcare principles of prevention, promotion of healthy aging and reducing the risk of falls and fractures, appropriate deprescribing, social prescribing and a holistic approach to anticipatory care planning. As part of her Masters in Frailty and Integrated Care at Keele University, she is working with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare to evaluate the social impact for staff and domiciliary carers as a result of the service delivery changes necessitated by the covid pandemic in a hospital Discharge to Assess service. She co-leads green issues in the British Geriatric Society and chairs the Birmingham and Solihull branch of Greener Practice.

Kath Brown

Kath Brown is a GP in Cornwall and the clinical lead for Cornwall climate and resilience team which works across primary care and the voluntary sector. She is working with Greener NHS Southwest to support sustainable healthcare across primary care. Her particular interest is in social prescribing as well as food and nature based interventions to achieve healthy people on a healthy planet.

Interim non-executive directors

Dr Liliana Risi

Lili is a Humanist Pastoral Chaplain based in two Acute East London NHS Hospital Trusts. She is Emeritus Provost of the RCGP North East London Faculty. For many years she has worked as a GP in Tower Hamlets and in NHS clinical leadership roles across London including as a NHSE GP
Appraiser. Together with others she developed and published the Handy Approach to Care. She is interested in promoting trauma transformed healing care and creative climate health creation to address our “Pairs of Aces” (i.e. the interaction of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adverse Community Environments). She has co-facilitated the London Deep End Health Equity Leadership platform growing leaders for fairer systems and healthier places. She is committed to #healthierhealthcare which is about the delivery of proportionate, respectful, and equitable care. She will be an Interim Advisor responsibilities until 31/1/2025.