Date(s) - 24 March 2022
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Greener Practice is a primary care climate and sustainability network. They recognise that the climate and ecological crisis is the leading public health issue of our generation. They aim to raise awareness of the health benefits of climate action and support our primary care community to take practical action towards greener practice.
The Greener Practice group includes GPs, medical students and others working in primary care.
Improves health now – e.g. Active travel reduces air pollution and provides physical activity related health benefits. Sustainable diets reduce chronic disease. Time in nature through green prescribing has known mental and physical health benefits.
Protects future health – e.g. through mitigating health threats from the climate crisis such as extreme weather events, heat stress, vector-borne disease, food shortage, air and water quality etc.
Reduces health inequalities – The climate crisis disproportionately affects the poorest in society and so addressing it reduces this impact. Addressing fuel poverty is an example of where health inequalities and climate change are simultaneously addressed. Another example is through supporting community resilience.
Improves workload and costs – e.g. through improved patient health, reduced prescribing/procurement costs, reduced energy use.
Bookings are closed for this event.