NHS is told it must play its part in tackling climate changeBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39258.584734.DB (Published 28 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1343
- Adrian O'Dowd
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 …