In order to combat climate change, governments across the UK are prioritising the reduction of carbon emissions. As part of this, the NHS aims to deliver ‘greener’ respiratory care, with each of the four devolved nations having their own strategies for achieving this (see the resources section). This is because inhalers account for 3% of the total NHS carbon footprint).1
In this article we discuss why and how to do this, for the benefit of patient and planet.
Issues in green inhaler prescribing
The issues to consider include:
These are covered in more detail below.
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