For a greener NHS
Climate change poses a major threat to our health as well as our planet. The environment is changing, that change is accelerating, and this has direct and immediate consequences for our patients, the public and the NHS.
This is why the NHS has launched the ‘For a greener NHS’ programme, working NHS staff, hospitals and our partners.
Over 1.3 million people work in the English NHS, making it the largest employer in Britain and in Europe. Together, we can play a significant role in reducing our carbon footprint, limiting our impact on the environment and making a significant difference to the public’s health.
Many of these positive changes are also taking place around us, with actions being taken both professionally and personally as people opt to reduce their environmental impact. The range of actions that we take together can cover everything from energy efficiency, recycling and plastic reduction, to reducing emissions from travel, supplementing green spaces or improving logistics.
Our work to support this campaign