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Key Documents, Background Resources, and News and Updates

The following links will help you to navigate directly to key documentsbackground resources, and news and updates.

Key Documents 

Carbon Footprint Calculators for use by Primary Care Contractors

A paper recommending the best carbon footprint calculators you can use in your practice to determine your own carbon footprint. This resource was developed by the Primary Care Division.

Ecosia: A  ‘greener’ web based search engine

This paper provides background information and step-by-step guidance on how to download and set Ecosia as a default search engine on a work or personal electronic device. This resource was developed by the Primary Care Division.

Greener Primary Care Wales Flyer

An information flyer highlighting what the Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award Scheme is and how you can get involved. This resource was developed by the Primary Care Division.

Greener Primary Care Wales Frequently Asked Questions

Our most frequently asked questions about the Scheme for both new and returning teams. This resource was developed by the Primary Care Division.

Greener Primary Care Wales Outcomes Leaflet

Outlines the anticipated outcomes of the Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award Scheme. This resource was developed by the Primary Care Division.

Greener Primary Care Wales Strategic Alignment Infographic 

An infographic outlining how the Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award Scheme is aligned to key policies, strategies, and legislation. This resource was developed by the Primary Care Division.

Greener Primary Care Wales 2022 Yearbook 

A collection of case studies from across Wales to showcase and celebrate the achievements of teams participating in the first year of the Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award Scheme. This resource was developed by the Primary Care Division. 

Greener Primary Care Framework Actions 2024

A summary of the Greener Primary Care Framework Actions for Year 3 (2024). 

Travel Audit Template

A simple tool to support the implementation of the action within the framework related to conducting a staff travel audit. This resource was developed by the Primary Care Division.

Video Case Study: Community Pharmacy

A video case study of a community pharmacy that participated in the Greener Primary Care Framework and Award Scheme. 

Video Case Study: Primary Care Dental 

A video case study of a primary care dental practice that participated in the Greener Primary Care Framework and Award Scheme. 

Video Case Study: General Practice 

A video case study of a general practice that participated in the Greener Primary Care Framework and Award Scheme. 

Video Case Study: Primary Care Optometry

A video case study of an opticians that participated in the Greener Primary Care Framework and Award Scheme. 

Background Resources 

A Healthier Wales: Long term plan for health and social care

Sets out a long term future vision of a ‘whole system approach to health and social care’.

An Active Travel Action Plan for Wales

The purpose of this Plan is to set out the Welsh Government’s vision for active travel – this links to the actions within the framework related to encouraging staff and patients to use active travel options.

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

An organisation which offers strategic input and consultancy on sustainable healthcare research and practice to national and local programmes.

Corporate Social Responsibility

About businesses integrating social and environmental concerns in their operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis.

e-Catalogue of Resources

Resources for Sustainable Health to help organisations and individuals to consider  the natural environment and the health of the planet  and people in everything they do.

Get a new energy performance certificate (EPC)

Information on how to get a new energy certificate for your home, business property or a public building.

Green Health Wales 

Green Health Wales is a network of health and care professionals across Wales who recognise that the climate and ecological emergency is a health emergency.

Health and Social Care Climate Emergency Programme - how NHS staff & organisations can get involved

The Welsh Government Health and Social Care Climate Emergency Programme has been established to lead the climate change and decarbonisation agenda for health and social care in Wales, and support delivery of the NHS Wales Decarbonisation Strategic Delivery Plan.  Find out more about the programme and how you can help reduce the NHS’ Carbon Footprint.

Health and Sustainability: Public Health Wales 

The Health and Sustainability Hub supports Public Health Wales with its contribution towards Wales’ well-being goals and in applying the sustainable development principle alongside the wider United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, to become an exemplar, championing and sustainable organisation.

HealthcareLCA | Data driven sustainable health care

A database of environmental assessments within healthcare.

Inhaler Disposal Pharmacy Posters 

Posters for pharmacies to use in promoting the appropriate disposal of inhalers.

New dashboard to help NHS Wales reduce carbon footprint from inhalers

The Welsh Analytical Prescribing Support Unit has developed a dashboard to report on progress in reducing the carbon footprint of inhalers used within primary care in Wales.

NHS Wales Decarbonisation Strategic Delivery Plan 2021-2030

The Welsh Government’s plan for reducing the environmental impact of the NHS and addressing climate change.

Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 Essentials Guide

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 is about improving  the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.

News and Updates 

E-bulletin 

Monthly e-bulletin for the Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award Scheme. Each e-bulletin contains the following: Team of the Month, upcoming environmental days, and useful information.

Other News and Updates

Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award Scheme and Greener Primary Care Champions (Public Health Wales / Local Partnerships)

Wales Climate Week (Day 5): A brief session providing an overview of the Public Health Wales Greener Primary Care Framework and Awards process [December 2023].  

Innovation, Technology and Partnerships Programme

Driving innovation, supporting technology and stimulating partnerships across Health and Care in Wales [March 2023]. 

Primary care save 44000kg CO2 

A news article related to the first year of the Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award Scheme [March 2023].

Written Statement: Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award Scheme 2023

Statement from Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Health and Social Services regarding the Scheme’s re-launch for Year 2 in 2023 [March 2023].
HSC Climate Emergency National Programme Newsletter  November edition of the Health and Social Care Climate Emergency National Programme Newsletter.  [November 2022].

Optometry Today

Talks with eye care professionals in Wales about how the profession can work together to create a sustainable future, including three opticians who participated in Year 1 of the Scheme [August 2022].

Eye Care Digest  The 2022 edition of Eye Care Digest discusses ‘A Greener Wales’ and encourages optometry practices to engage in the Greener Primary Care Framework and Award Scheme [July 2022].

The Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award Scheme National Launch webinar 

Recording of the Greener Primary Care Wales Framework & Award Scheme National Launch webinar hosted by Public Health Network Cymru. Information about how to register and participate in the Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award Scheme. https://tinyurl.com/29s68h73 [June 2022].

Greener Primary Care Annual Newsletter

The first edition of the Annual Greener Primary Care Wales Newsletter produced by Public Health Wales. This resource was developed by the Primary Care Division [June 2022].

Primary Care urged to start journey to environmental sustainability and decarbonisation with new award scheme

A Public Health Wales news item raising publicity of the Greener Primary Care Wales Framework and Award Scheme [June 2022]. 

Quarterly Update

The first quarterly update detailing the Greener Primary Care Framework and Award Scheme produced by Public Health Wales. This resource was developed by the Primary Care Division [April 2022].

The Impact of Climate, Nature and Health in Wales

An e-bulletin detailing the impact of climate, nature, and health in Wales – provided by Public Health Network Cymru [April 2022].

Last published 09/02/2024