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Best Practice Day July 2022 – Environmental impact of medicines

AWTTC successfully hosted a virtual Best Practice Day on 19 July 2022.

This was an online event focused on the environmental impact of medicines and shared some of the excellent medicines optimisation work going on across Wales in support of the NHS Wales decarbonisation strategy.

Videos for each of the presentations from the day are available below:

Strategy for decarbonisation – Welsh Government
Natalie Proctor, Head of Pharmacy and Prescribing Branch, and Decarbonisation Board, Welsh Government

Industry perspective on ‘sustainability in relation to medicines’
Steve Hoare, Sustainability Lead, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award Scheme
Sian Evans, Consultant in Public Health, Public Health Wales
Angharad Wooldridge, Senior Public Health Practitioner, Public Health Wales.

Respiratory Health Implementation Group (RHIG) strategy
Dr Simon Barry, Clinical Lead, RHIG

Respiratory decarbonisation initiatives in primary care
Greener Practice Wales
Dr Richard Thomas, GP, Swansea Bay UHB

Decarbonisation toolkit and app
Jackie Reynolds, Respiratory Lead Pharmacist Primary Care, Aneurin Bevan UHB
Vicky Richards-Green, Clinical Informatics and Prescribing Support Lead Pharmacist, Aneurin Bevan UHB

Anaesthetics decarbonisation initiative – Nitrous oxide in secondary care
Elaine Lewis, Senior Manager, Major Service Improvement, Cardiff and Vale UHB Pharmacy
Dr Charlotte Oliver, Consultant Anaesthetist, Cardiff and Vale UHB

Community pharmacy sustainability initiative: Inhaler recycling
Oliver Newman, Senior Project Manager, Pharmacy, Swansea Bay UHB

ScriptSwitch inhaler decarbonisation messages
Gemma Williams, Pharmacist, Swansea Bay UHB

Patient perspective on sustainability
Joseph Carter – Asthma and Lung UK

Future Best Practice Days

AWTTC plans to hold another virtual Best Practice Day in Spring 2023. Please keep an eye on our website and Twitter (@AWTTCcomms) for more information.

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