“This book is currently unique. It gives a clear summary of the evidence for anthropogenic climate change, argues how health practitioners are ideally placed to act to mitigate and adapt to climate change ... This is a must-have handbook for anyone who is serious about doing something about climate change.”
It might seem obvious that a patient manifesting one disease or condition is more likely, later on, to develop another, but this has not yet been systematically mapped or incorporated into health policy or clinical practice.
A new paper says mapping patterns of disease so could make a big difference to disease incidence and healthcare costs, by giving a true sense of the value of prevention.
The Green Nephrology programme is looking for an enthusiastic health professional with experience in kidney care. After a brilliant first year, the programme is seeking to build the national Green Nephrology Network and raise its profile in the renal community.
Donations are urgently needed to save the world’s first sustainable clinical specialty programme! Green Nephrology has been a fantastic success this year - but unless funds can be found, the programme will have to close down in September 2010.
Member State governments could radically improve public health and save on health care budgets if European Union climate policy were substantially strengthened. These ground-breaking findings were published by health and environment NGOs on 14 September.
A carbon footprint study of a UK renal service, undertaken by Green Nephrology Fellow, Dr Andy Connor, and published in the Quarterly Journal of Medicinethis month, confirms the importance of tackling supply chain emissions, revealing that the procurement of goods and services accounts for 72% of the carbon impact of kidney care. Within procurement, the majority of emissions are attributable to pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and waste services.
The new NHS white paper sets out a bold vision for the future of the NHS. It is highly commendable that the coalition government has continued to recognise the fundamental principle of the NHS: availability of health services based on need and not on the ability to pay.
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