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North London

Greener Practice North London is a community of healthcare workers brought together by our principle aim to make local primary care systems more environmentally sustainable. We meet every 6 weeks and also have an active WhatsApp group to share ideas, resources and learn from each other. We also work closely with the South London group and often have shared meetings. We hope to cultivate an inclusive and innovative environment for anyone interested in this field with absolutely no prior experience or minimum level of engagement required.

If you would like to find out more, please either fill out this form to join or don’t hesitate to contact us at

Co-Chair: Sarah Yamamoto

Sarah is a GP working in North London and co-chair of the North London Greener Practice group. Her practice has been awarded the Green Impact for Health Silver Award and she hopes to continue this great work by leading ‘clean air champion’ and greener prescribing QI projects. She is also studying a post-graduate degree in ‘healthcare in practice’ to develop leadership and research skills in the field of sustainable healthcare.

Co-Chair: Sophie von Heimendahl

Sophie is a salaried GP in Tower Hamlets, East London and co-chair of the Greener Practice North London group with Sarah. She is particularly interested in helping practices improve their carbon footprint and is currently working to upgrade her practice’s ‘Green Impact Award’ from bronze to silver. Outside of work, she can often be found on her bike and is eager for others to give cycling a go too.

Local borough networks

We are starting borough-specific networks to allow you to collaborate with colleagues in your own borough more easily. We’re hoping that this will encourage local ideas and initiatives to flourish. These are the networks that have been established so far:


Dr Vasu Siva: Ealing Borough Lead

Dr Vasu Siva is the North West London Primary Care Clinical Lead for the Green Agenda (Ealing Borough) and a GP Partner at Hillview Surgery, Perivale. You can read more about her journey here.

If you would like to join any of our borough networks or would like us to support you in reaching out to other colleagues in your borough to set up your own borough network, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Climate actions

Here’s a snapshot of some of the things our members have been up to. Come join us to find out more and get involved!

Rosamund Adoo Kissi Debrah with Greener Practice North London group members, including Liliana Risi, Provost of RCGP NE London Faculty

Air Quality Summit with Sadiq Khan

North and South London Leads

Highbury Jumble Trail

London COP26 Protest

London COP26 Protest

London COP26 Protest

London COP26 Protest

London COP26 Protest

Pulse article

Silvertown tunnel protest

Silvertown tunnel protest

London Health Equity Festival

Radio 4 interview

Story Garden

Tower Hamlets Declares

NEL health equity scholars

North East London Ride for Their Lives

Somali community Clear Air Day event

St Stephen’s Practice clean air day event @simonbonnerphotography

London COP27 protest

RCGP North East London AGM 2022