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NHS: Environment Protection

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 13926, tabled on 10 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans are in place to focus on the contribution of positive patient outcomes to the healthcare carbon savings within the delivery plan of Greener NHS Strategy.

Answered on

17 June 2021

The National Health Service committed to achieving net zero for both direct and indirect emissions. ‘Delivering a ‘Net Zero’ National Health Service’, published in October 2020, sets out how more sustainable models of care can not only improve patient outcomes, patient experience and care quality but also reduce carbon emissions.