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The UK's primary care sustainability network

Organisational considerations

40% of the carbon footprint of primary care comes from non-clinical sources, and there are some easy wins from taking action on non-clinical carbon.
The largest sections of non-clinical carbon are in energy use, followed by business services, staff travel and patient travel. See Sustainability.

The largest single contribution to non-clinical carbon in primary care is from energy use. Reducing energy wastage also saves the practice money, so simple actions to help with this are win-win solutions. There are also multiple co-benefits in encouraging active travel for patients and staff.

Carbon footprinting your practice can provide a really useful focus for areas to work on.