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Letters A more sustainable NHS

Decarbonise the electricity grid for a sustainable NHS

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 30 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6212
  1. Jeremy Wight, retired public health physician
  1. Hope S33 6RA, UK
  1. jeremywight73{at}

Van Hove and Leng, of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), are right to call for a more sustainable NHS, but wrong about a system-wide approach being needed to move us towards a carbon neutral healthcare system.1 We need more than that.

Achieving a carbon neutral system will be impossible until the wider …

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