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At the Association we recognise that our actions have an impact on the environment, and we see sustainability and climate change as key strategic issues. Find out more about what we do, and get advice and information on green anaesthesia.

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New publication released: Anaesthetic waste, Safe and sustainable disposal: a compendium of waste segregation flow charts for England and Wales

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(Dr Kenneth Barker, Consultant Anaesthetist at Raigmore Hospital explains how he and his colleagues have reduced the carbon equivalent emissions from their anaesthetic activities.)

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Newcastle Foundation Trust declares climate emergency

Newcastle Foundation Trust recently became the first in the health service to declare a climate emergency. They plan to be carbon neutral by 2040. 

Channel 4 covered the work that Newcastle has done to reduce their carbon footprint, in a piece that features Cathy Lawson, previous Association Trainee Committee member and Association Environment Fellow. You can watch the clip on the Channel 4 website.  

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare - Sustainability School

Autumn Sustainability School, 1-2 October 2019:  Join a small group training on specific aspects of sustainability, health and healthcare, in Oxford (Jam Factory, OX1 1HU). Registration is now open (link opens to an external site).

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