This report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) gives an overview of the impact of climate change on healthcare in the UK and how physicians and the NHS can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Healthcare sustainability refers to the financial, environmental and social impact of health services. The aim of sustainable healthcare is to provide better care for patients today without compromising health and care provision in the future.
This report highlights that considering the sustainability of healthcare delivery is as important as considering the financial viability of services. Without a sustainable environment, healthcare costs will rise and delivery will be made more difficult by the changing climate.
Read the report here.