A podcast from YORLMC, the professional voice for all NHS GPs and practice teams across North Yorkshire, York, Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven.
Environmental Special: Green Social Prescribing
Hear more about Green Social Prescribing in this discussion between
Dr Margaret Jackson, Co-Chair of Greener Practice North Yorkshire
Anthony Hurd, Programme Manager for the Humber and North Yorkshire Green Social Prescribing Programme
Dr Hannah Armitt, Clinical Research Psychologist at Humber NHS Teaching Foundation Trust and Clinical Lead for HNY Green Social Prescribing Programme
Find out more about some of the project mentioned in this podcast at the links below:
Humber and North Yorkshire Green Social Prescribing ‘Test and Learn 'Programme Final Report – April 2023
The national GSP Programme have produced a GSP Toolkit
Centre For Sustainable Healthcare page on Green Spaces and Health
An evidence review on how the natural environment can support health and wellbeing through social prescribing
Environmental Special: Non-clinical impacts
Hear from Dr Margaret Jackson, Dr Rumina Önaç and Dr Matt Sawyer about non-clinical environmental impacts from general practice including
goods & services
and ideas and tips on how these impacts can be reduced.
There's more information and links from Matt here.
Environmental Special: Overmedicalisation
Listen to the next in a series of Environmental Specials from Dr Margaret Jackson, Dr Rumina Önaç and Dr Matt Sawyer. This episode focuses on inappropriate overmedicalisation and tips that GPs and practices may wish to consider.
The optimal testing infographic, mentioned in the podcast, is available on the Greener Practice website.
Being a YORLMC Member with Dr Naomi Chinn & Dr Brian McGregor
Find out more about being a YORLMC member in this discussion between York Locality Member Dr Naomi Chinn and YORLMC Medical Secretary Dr Brian McGregor.
All locality seats on North Yorkshire & York and Bradford & Airedale LMC will be up for election early next year and in this podcast, Naomi and Brian look at
the opportunities of being a member
why to consider standing
induction and development for members
If you would like more information about becoming a member, please contact YORLMC on firstname.lastname@example.org
About 'The Green Practice' course: Dr Sally Franks and Dr Jonathan Dixon
GPMplus offers a range of full-funded courses for GPs and practice staff including a special course looking at The Green Practice. This 90 minute course, run on Zoom, looks at how green changes can improve health, reduce health inequalities, improve workload and reduce costs whilst mitigating against the climate crisis. It is designed to help you understand where you can make changes, and give you the tools to begin.
In this podcast, GPMplus Mentoring Lead Dr Jonathan Dixon talks to Dr Sally Franks, who in addition to being the GPMplus Associate Mentoring Lead also facilitates The Green Practice course. Sally and Jonathan discuss what you can expect from the course, the benefits it offers and who will find it most useful.
For more information about The Green Practice course, and to make a booking, please visit the GPMplus website.
Environmental Special: Waste and Recycling
Hear from Dr Margaret Jackson, Dr Rumina Önaç and Dr Matt Sawyer about waste and recycling looking at
what can be done in the practice
what can patients do at home
The podcast mentions Healthcare LCA, which is a database of environmental assessments within healthcare. Have a look at this online database here.
Please also take a look at this link from Rumina to a range of infographics and posters, including a guide to 'which bin'.
Details about the e-lfh module for waste management are available here.