Healthier planet. Healthier people.
Climate change poses a major threat to staff, patients, and their communities. This is because there is a direct link between the health of our planet and the health of our people. As a system, we are acting to reduce the harmful gases it puts into the atmosphere. Fewer emissions will mean fewer patients with asthma, heart disease, and cancer. It will also reduce any disruption to the delivery of the care we provide.
We’ll be sharing greener initiatives for the people of the Black Country here.
Improving patient outcomes and reducing carbon emissions for asthma patients
NHS England has also developed a short animation for clinicians treating patients with asthma and COPD, explaining how they can improve patient outcomes and reduce carbon emissions through:
- Ensuring early and accurate diagnosis
- Optimising disease control following local or national guidelines
- Carefully selecting an appropriate inhaler using a shared decision-making process with patients
- Asking patients to return all unused or unwanted inhalers to pharmacies for appropriate disposal