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How to improve patient care – and save the planet at the same time

Small sustainable changes can make a huge impact on the health of your patients and the world

Small sustainable changes can make a huge impact on the health of your patients and the world

  • The need to create more sustainable health services is clear and nurses are well placed to introduce changes that can help the NHS meet its net zero carbon emissions target
  • Three examples of nurse-led sustainable change that reduced waste and improved patient outcomes – without requiring more staff or resources
  • Advice on how you can lead on sustainable innovations and tips on where to find support

Nurses are in a unique position to lead on innovations that benefit patients and the planet, say experts who want to encourage more people in the profession to bring about

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