Green Surgery Project
The Green Surgery Project is a national initiative funded by the Health Foundation, involving multiple stakeholders from national institutions involved in the delivery of surgical care.
The scope of the project is to provide the health system with the tools required to change the impact of surgical care pathways by:
- Reviewing and reporting on available evidence of surgical care and associated departments, identifying carbon hotspots in surgery, knowledge and infrastructure gaps, opportunities and barriers for change
- Producing a report and recommendations to enable a transition towards net zero surgery
- Disseminating the report, recommendations and supporting material to key stakeholders and surgical teams across the UK
- Developing a guide for implementation of the report recommendations, made up of commitments from stakeholders
The report will be published in December 2023.
Jan-Mar 2022: Project initiation and recruitment
Apr-Jul 2022: Phase 1 – Stakeholder engagement, approval of governance, scope and structure
May-Oct 2022: Phase 2 – Identifying evidence and knowledge gaps
Oct-Jul 2023: Phase 3 – Production of report
Aug-Dec 2023: Phase 4 – Publication and guide for implementation