Temporarily cleaner air has built strong public support for action to permanently improve air quality across the UK, with over two-thirds supporting stricter legislation to protect environmental and public health (Clean Air Fund/YouGov, 2020).
Acknowledgement of the importance of the advisory role health professionals keep the public safe has also grown, and the Government’s new cycling & walking strategy even sets out plans to encourage doctors to ‘prescribe’ activities like cycling in trial areas.
We believe that health professionals are now uniquely placed to influence public attitudes and behaviour to protect health and help to reduce harmful air pollution.
But how can you start a conversation with your patients about air pollution, and how they can help to protect their own heath by getting on their bike or taking other action?
This September we’ll be holding two more webinars, open to all health professionals who would like to learn more about how they can better advise their patients, and share their learning with colleagues.
These workshops are open those who have not yet been involved in this project (which has been paused for the last few months), as well as those who have already attended a ‘co-design’ or training session but would like a ‘refresher’.
Sign up here, or using this link, to attend one of our two free online workshops!