How can you support sustainability in General Practice?

GP Excellence podcast

In this episode of the GP Excellence podcast Dr Joanna Bircher is joined by Dr David McKelvey to speak about the crucial ways you can support sustainability in General Practice.

How conscious or proactive is your practice when it comes to sustainability?

The NHS has a plan coming to be net zero by 2040 but what does that mean for you and your team and how can you help achieve that?

One area you could look at is prescribing inhalers which contributes to 13% of carbon emissions. That’s one of the things we’re going to be talking about in this episode.

Returning as host is Dr Joanna Bircher, GP in Stalybridge and Clinical Director, GP Excellence programme.

Her guest is Dr. David McKelvey a GP from Salford and NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Clinical Lead in Sustainability in Primary Care.

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Whether you’re a GP, a manager or part of the administration team, you all have a key role to play and this series will arm you with advice and knowledge to help you do your job better and improve the patient experience.

Throughout the series, we’ll be speaking to expert guests in the area of inequalities, business development and much more. If you would like us to cover a topic, let us know by emailing