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Local environmental initiatives / groups and events

  • WY&H Partnership are in the process of putting together a network of GPs who are interested in climate change. Anyone who would like to know more should contact to be put on the mailing list.  

  • York Environmental Forum plays an active role in local environment policy, community initiatives and specific issues. The YEF is open to all groups and individuals who are interested in environmental issues and how they affect York.

  • Medequip run the North Yorkshire Integrated Community Equipment Service on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council, NHS Vale of York CCG, NHS North Yorkshire CCG, NHS Bradford & Craven CCG and can arrange a free collection of medical equipment, to recycle and help others in need. Details about recycling of equipment can be found here .

  • Sustainable Practices York (SPY) are a local collaborative network of likeminded GPs, supporting each other and spreading the green message within their teams, patients, and communities, by sharing resources, enthusiasm and ideas.  

  • Dr Rumina Önaç, Sustainability Lead for Old School Medical Practice York regularly shares ideas and tips for greener practice and environmental initiatives on her website page The Greening of Life

  • The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission is an independent advisory body set up to bring people from the public, private and third sectors together to support and guide ambitious climate actions across the region. 

  • West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s Climate Change Team are leading the delivery of the Integrated Care System’s ambition on Climate change. Their website offers detail on initiatives, resources, contacts across WY&H as well as details of their long-term environmental aims and a report summarising their achievements over the past twelve months.

  • The Travel Plan Network is a free membership scheme for any employer in West Yorkshire who is committed to encouraging their staff to travel to work sustainably. They offer significant benefits and discounts on a range of travel modalities. 

  • Humber, Coast and Vale are working with SEE Sustainability to identify the carbon emissions from general practices across the region. Volunteer practices are needed to gain an accurate picture of the area. In return the practice will receive a detailed report detailing their carbon footprint, plus a ‘ How to decarbonise your practice’ guide . To sign up or for more information, please contact

December 2021

The voice for NHS GPs and Practice Teams across North Yorkshire, the City of York, Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven districts.