Concerns about the environmental impact of the propellant gases used in pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) and the plastics used in all single-use inhaler devices have made them an important focus for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of the NHS.
Reducing the environmental impact of single use inhalers for the treatment of asthma and other respiratory diseases has become an important touch point as the NHS seeks to achieve its promised
Vikki Knowles - Surrey: Minimising MDIs Independent Respiratory Nurse Specialist Vikki Knowles shares the early stages of work being done to minimise the use of Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs) in their practice in Surrey and how that can positively impact the greener healthcare environment
Dr Kat Parker - Bristol: Switching to DPIs In this case study from Dr Kat Parker, she shares her experience of how her practice in Bristol has been switching patients from Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs) to Dry Powder Inhalers (DPIs) where appropriate to do so, when and how they communicat
Dr Steve Holmes - Somerset: A Whole Practice Approach to Greener Healthcare This case study from Dr Steve Holmes provides an overview of the changes he and his colleagues have made over the past twenty years in order to improve not just the practice they run and how it operates, but als
In this PCRS Greener Healthcare Campaign podcast Carol Stonham, PCRS Executive Chair is joined by Ren Lawlor, PCRS Education Lead to discuss their Top Ten Tips for ensuring successful and meaningful virtual consultations with your patients.
In the next of the PCRS Greener Healthcare Campaign Podcasts and to celebrate Clean Air Day 2022, Carol Stonham (PCRS Executive Chair) is joined by Professor Sir Stephen Holgate (Medical Research Council Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine, Southampton; Respiratory
The PCRS Greener Respiratory Healthcare Quality Improvement (QI) toolkit has been developed to support HCPs working in the primary care setting to understand and evaluate the environmental impact of their clinical practice, identify ways to reduce this impact, set goals and priorities and evaluat
Asking patients with respiratory disease about their use of candles and whether they have an attached garage may not be at the top of the list when conducting a regular reviews but perhaps it should be.
The PCRS Greener Respiratory Healthcare Pathway is the latest in a suite of tools available to support colleagues working in primary care to understand and deliver greener and more sustainable high quality respiratory healthcare that is kinder to environment.
Originally presented at the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2020 Carol Stonham leads a panel discussion on Greener Healthcare that is kinder to respiratory health
Welcome to the Summer 2021 edition of Primary Care Respiratory Update. In this publication, and in keeping with the weather outside, we are providing a focus on climate, Global Warming, and the environment.
This pragmatic guide has been developed based on the work of the PCRS Greener Healthcare Working Group.
In this article authors Daryl Freeman and Noel Baxter discuss some top tips you can implement locally to make the case for and influence others positively in support of greener respiratory healthcare.