6 December 2021
The AHSN Network is hosting a series of sharing and learning events that aim to share best practice innovations and initiatives to support the delivery of a net zero NHS.
The next event focusing on reducing the environmental impact of asthma inhalers will take place online on Tuesday 8 February 10:30am to 12pm.
Medicines account for up to 25% of emissions within the NHS, with inhalers making up 3% of these emissions. The Delivering a Net Zero NHS policy outlines possible interventions including optimising prescribing, substituting high carbon products for low-carbon alternatives, and improvements in production and waste processes.
Speakers at this event will discuss topics to support clinical decision-making and encourage patients, where appropriate, to adopt environmentally friendly inhaler use. Policy, education and training will also feature.
The event is open to anyone working in the NHS with an interest in environmental sustainability but will be of particular interest to those working in primary care, respiratory clinicians, pharmacists interested in respiratory and NHS sustainability leads.
An agenda will be announced in the coming weeks.