We are Jo and Ella, a GPST3 and GP in Newcastle. We are excited to announce the launch of North East Greener Practice Group.
is a national network of Primary Care staff encouraging action on sustainability in primary care. There is a wider move by the NHS to reach Net Zero by 2040, and an increasing recognition around the importance of sustainable healthcare being better for the patient as well as the planet. There are lots of ways we can reduce the impact that our practice has on the planet, and even now some financial incentives to do this (eg the IFF DES on Inhaler prescribing).
We hope that this group will act as a local hub for support, inspiration and ideas around making our own practices more sustainable and thus result in more sustainable practice across the whole area.
Our first meeting will be on 15th June at 7.30pm, online via Zoom.
- Introduction to sustainability in healthcare and GP in North East (Georgie Sowman)
- Breakout rooms to reflect and feedback on how this group can be most useful to you, plans for future meetings.
- Round up
We really hope you can join us and please do share with colleagues- this is for primary care HCPs, which includes practice managers, nurses, receptionists, pharmacists, HCAs etc.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and join the mailing list for the online meeting links and future meeting updates
Jo Stutchbury and Ella Grummitt