Greener Practice Oxfordshire is a new group bringing together liked-minded people from the area with the aim of supporting each other and our practices to make local healthcare more sustainable, improve the lives of our patients and communities, and be advocates for planetary health.
You don’t have to have lots of environmental experience – we welcome all healthcare professionals to join, share ideas, information and resources, so that together we can learn and start driving change.
The local group has met online a few times and hopes to meet in a green setting in spring. We share ideas, resources and are trying to link up practices with local initiatives that can help them work more sustainably and hopefully save money at the same time. We would love more people in the Oxfordshire area to join the Oxford greener Practice Group but are also keen to hear from others in the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire area that may in the future be keen to start their own group.
Currently we have a WhatsApp group and will look to have regular virtual meetings. If you are interested in joining us please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Neal Tucker
Neal Tucker is a GP in Oxford who also works for NB Medical Education writing and presenting the Hot Topics course and Green GP course, as well the Hot Topics podcast amongst many other things. He helped set up the Greener Practice Oxfordshire group with Angela Wilson and is co-chair. He is keen to share the message about making health more sustainable and equitable for everyone whilst improving care via whatever medium he can. He prefers to be outdoors, loves commuting to work on his bike and is sometimes in a band but still can’t play the guitar. Would love to hear from other primary care health professionals in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire interested in the environment.
Co-chair: Dr Angela Wilson
Dr Angela Wilson is a GP living in West Oxfordshire and working in Abingdon. She has spent time working in London and Liverpool via Malawi and Vancouver. The travel opened her mind to the power of nature to help prevent and manage illness and the need to protect Planetary Health while reducing health inequalities. She now spends time mooching in woodland, jogging and mountain biking with her family and generally trying to improve her biome inside and out through organic gardening. She would love to see IT and green tech and procurement helping the NHS to work more sustainably and ethically, alongside the roll out of community growing projects and other types of green and blue prescribing.