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Activism for health: green surgery

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 04 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m444
  1. Amit S Gill, foundation year 1 doctor,
  2. Thomas Hampton, specialty trainee year 6 ear, nose, and throat,
  3. Ravi Sharma, ear, nose, and throat consultant
  1. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool L14 5AB, UK
  1. amit.singh.gill{at}

This year has seen an unprecedented focus on our climate change emergency.1 Activist Greta Thunberg has called for adults to join the campaign, noting, “To change everything, we need everyone.”2 We recommend self-awareness around the use of equipment in surgical theatres.

Some UK estimates find the NHS responsible for 25% of public sector emissions.3 Grant and Bailey explained how …

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