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REDUCE Carbon

REDUCE Carbon – RandomisED control trial to Understand whether prescribing Choice for inhalErs is influenced by knowledge of the CARBON footprint

Did you know that the carbon footprint of inhalers across the NHS each year is equivalent to an area of deforestation twice the size of Hampshire!

In the UK, over 50 million inhalers are prescribed each year with more than 70% of these containing propellants that are powerful greenhouse gases contributing to global warming. Inhalers account for about 3% of the carbon footprint of the NHS each year. The NHS long term plan for sustainability has highlighted the urgent need to reduce the carbon impact of inhalers.

There is an urgent need to address this and by taking part in the REDUCE-carbon study you can help us to explore how inhaler choices are made and specifically whether carbon footprint information changes prescribing recommendations. It is a short online questionnaire that should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. We know both prescribing and non-prescribing healthcare professionals have a major influence on inhaler choice and would encourage as many health-care professionals as possible to take part.

We invite you to complete this short questionnaire that will provide valuable information to support the NHS in reducing the use of high carbon inhalers, and so help in the fight to save our planet.

Please click on the following link if you would like to take part: START »

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