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NHS is urged to become more energy conscious

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:382
  1. Michael Day
  1. London

    The NHS will have to become “greener” and more conscious of its energy use to avert a potential financial crisis, a meeting of senior health service managers heard last week.

    The warning came as Caroline Flint, the public health minister, launched detailed advice on how NHS organisations could combat waste and environmental damage. She said it was “vital that the NHS, as Britain's—and Europe's—biggest employer, sets an example on sustainable development.”

    However, a leading environmentalist told the launch that it was also vital for the NHS to cut its use of energy to avert a cash …

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