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  • Dr Rumina Önaç, Nimbuscare's Sustainability Lead, secured more than £11k from the Sheep Shed green award programme to  provide a recycling facility for tablet blister packs in local surgeries and pharmacies within York. Recycling boxes are now in place at 17 local sites across the Vale of York.  More details can be found, here

  • Congratulations to The Ridge Practice who achieved a Silver Award through the Green Impact for Health RCGP Toolkit.  

  • A Greener Practice North Yorkshire have been formed and  join the wider network of local groups under the greenerpractice banner. For more details on this group please contact    Sustainable Practices York have joined with the wider network of practices under the  Greener Practice banner. .

  • Congratulations to Old School Medical Practice York who have have received the silver standard for its Green Impact for Health project, issued by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the National Union of Students, by starting initiatives that make progress towards a greener and better primary care.  Read more about this here on the Sustainable Practices York website

  • Doctors Lane Surgery in Aldbrough St John, who have recently completed a large programme of capital works (funded by the landlord), with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of the practice. This included installation of solar panels, change to LED light fittings, installations of both air-source heating and a new back -up diesel generator. Collectively these measures will reduce the EPC rating of the practice and the costs to practice in both electricity and oil.

If you have implemented any environmental initiatives at your practice we would like to hear about them. Please share the details with the Operations Team at 


May 2024

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