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NHS is told it must play its part in tackling climate change

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39258.584734.DB (Published 28 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1343
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    Clinicians have been urged to play their part in helping the NHS to reduce its carbon footprint.

    The NHS emits one million tonnes of carbon a year as one of the largest and most resource hungry organisations in the world, says a report published by the independent think tank the New Economics Foundation.

    The report, produced for the NHS Confederation (the body that represents NHS organisations), says that the NHS spends around £400m (€600m; $800m) every year on energy and that it must take steps to try to reduce the effect this is having on the environment.

    Every year, says …

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