The NHS is responsible for 4-5% of the UK's carbon footprint. Across the Rushcliffe PCN all of our GP practices have signed up to the 'Green Impact for Health' scheme and are working hard to do their part in reducing our carbon footprint.
Aerosol based inhalers can produce over 25kg of CO2 each year, and over 80% of people use these types of devices.
However, dry powder inhalers provide the exact same medicine but produce a fraction of the CO2.
You can switch easily by speaking to your GP. Click here to learn how.
We have put together a hub of posters and social media posts which you can download and share yourself to help promote green messages.