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The UK's primary care sustainability network

Understanding the carbon footprint of primary care and taking action to reduce it – 17/7/20

Dr Matthew Sawyer

“The NHS is one of the largest public sector emitters of greenhouse gases in the world as healthcare interventions are surprisingly carbon intensive. The emissions from the NHS are not much lower than those for aviation or agriculture. We have an ethical and economic obligations to decrease our impact on the environment when improving health outcomes for our patients. In the UK, we have target of net-zero greenhouse gases emissions by 2050. Matt will use this webinar to examine the carbon hotspots in primary care and how we can improve patient care, reducing our damaging footprint while saving money. He will show some of the practical solutions which are already available – we just need to act and implement them in our daily practice.”