Environmental sustainability in general practice

Last revised: 12 Jul 2022

By taking action to minimise the environmental footprint they generate, general practices can actively contribute to preserving our environment and planetary health, helping to manage the current and future adverse health effects of climate change – and reducing practice overheads.

This resource will help you and your practice reduce your environmental impact while improving outcomes for patients and staff. It provides information on:

  • climate change and its impacts on human health
  • the role of GPs and practice staff in addressing climate change and environmental sustainability
  • actions at an individual, practice and population level to minimise the carbon footprint (both clinical and non‑clinical).