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Calculate the carbon footprint of your hospital

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2366 (Published 15 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c2366
  1. Paul Grant, clinical leadership fellow, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton,
  2. Sarah Lou Bailey, clinical lecturer in global health, University of Sussex, Brighton
  1. drpaul.grant{at}doctors.org.uk

The NHS is a big polluter, and this shouldn’t be forgotten however the priority of environmental issues in the public services fluctuates. Calculating the carbon footprint of your organisation is relatively straightforward, and the Carbon Trust has produced an online calculator to enable you to do so (www.carbontrust.co.uk/cut-carbon-reduce-costs/calculate/carbon-footprinting/Pages/carbon-footprinting.aspx).

You need to gather the following information, which should be readily accessible (the …

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