Here are some articles written by members of Pharmacy Declares to date:
This article published in the BMJ outlines the environmental benefits of oral over intravenous medications, and offers pointers on how to safely embed appropriate prescribing and intravenous to oral switches (IVOS) into clinical practice.
This article explores the meaning of environmental sustainability and four sustainability principles (prevention, patient engagement, lean service delivery, and low carbon alternatives) that infection specialists can apply to support environmental sustainability in health systems.
Pharmacy teams use their expertise in medicines optimisation to obtain the best health outcomes for people through the use of medicines; in many cases, this can also deliver sustainability gains and have distinct environmental benefits.
Click here to read article by Muhammad Siddiqur Rahman, Nuala Hampson & Wendy Tyler-Batt.
By developing the #GreenerTeam, Nuala Hampson has been able to rally support from colleagues and drive change in reducing the environmental impact at the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education.
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Click here to read the article by Roz Gittins, Katherine Watkinson & Steve Rolles explaining how pharmacy has the ability to better support people who use substances, while simultaneously acting sustainably.
The medical and nursing professions knowing their duty to human health have spoken out against the threat of the climate crisis. It’s time for pharmacy to stand up too.
Click here to read the PJ article by Tracy Lyons.
Healthcare inevitably contributes to the global carbon footprint, but a more focused effort is needed to minimise the environmental impact of cancer chemotherapy.
Click here to read the PJ article by Andy Walker & Suhani Ghiya.
Climate change is one of the biggest global health threats. Angela Alexander looks at how pharmacists might reduce their carbon footprint professionally and personally.
Click here to read the PJ article by Professor Angela Alexander.
In October 2019, NHS Supply Chain backed an NHS pledge to dramatically reduce the amount of single-use plastic used across the NHS. Why is plastic still seen as such an acceptable material for use in the clinical environment, but so unacceptable elsewhere?
Click here to read the PJ article by Sam Coombes.
Useful resources to cite relating to environment sustainability in Pharmacy.
Listen to some of Pharmacy Declares's members recorded podcasts:
Check out the GLOBAL MONITORING OF PHARMACEUTICALS project which aims to better understand the extent and drivers of the medicinal contamination of freshwater worldwide.
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