Develop a plan for sustainability in your specialist area
The UK Government All Our Health guide highlights that policies and commitments require the health sector to take action on the climate crisis. These commitments are essential because the health service accounts for about 5% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. Particular carbon hotspots include supply-chain derived items such as pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, as well as some anaesthetic gases and patient or staff travel. The health system also contributes to plastic and air pollution. Every part of the health service needs to change, and those working in specific areas of practice will be key to leading the change in their area.
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