The NHS accounts for 4% of the entire countries carbon footprint. We therefore have an essential role in leading the way to reduce our climate impact. The NHS was the first healthcare system to target Net-Zero with an aim of achieving this by 2040. At Tyntesfield Medical Group we hope that we can reach this target earlier and have set a pledge to become Net Zero by 2035.
Climate change and health care are intimately intertwined as often good health care improves the environment and vice versa. Take the example of inhalers. Good asthma care improves peoples wellbeing but also means that they rely on less inhalers which reduces their environmental impact.
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We have a climate action group who are working hard to make small and large changes to Tyntesfield Medical Group to engage staff and promote climate action. We hope that together we can have a positive impact on the environment, those in the community and our staff.
If you would like to work with us please do contact us.