Letters Helping to tackle climate change

Using the NHS’s market monopoly to reduce waste by suppliers and increase sustainability

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2817 (Published 22 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2817
  1. Emily Lear, specialist trainee year 5, anaesthesia1,
  2. Mark Davies, consultant1
  1. 1Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool L7 8XP, UK
  1. mwd{at}mac.com

Chivian’s essay is a powerful appeal for clinicians to acknowledge their crucial role in the climate change debate.1 Anaesthesia has long been a source of considerable pollution, but technical advances, such as low flow anaesthesia, soda lime, and adequate scavenging, have improved its profile. …

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