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Letters The greening of medicine

Start by picking low hanging fruit

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 21 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e869
  1. Philip Bickley, general practitioner1
  1. 1Shanklin House Surgery, Birmingham B20 3HE, UK
  1. philip.bickley{at}

An easy way to make progress in the greening of medicine would be for the NHS to reduce, even better stop, serving animal products.1 Such leadership might inspire healthy behaviour in users.

The NHS is one of the …

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