Primary Care Green Plan

The Primary Care Green Plan is designed as a guide for Primary Care organisations and their patients to support them to work more sustainably and highlight why taking action is important for health and the environment.

The Plan brings together national and local resources in one place and provides advice for areas of focus. These areas are divided into a  10-point Green Plan. Click on the 10-points below to find out more and to access support for each area of work. You can also find out about some great examples taking place at practices in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We welcome additional examples from practices  covering the 10 points so that we can share best practice across our area, so please do get in touch.

This webpage will be updated with new resources and information, so if you find any information that you think would be helpful to share, or you have any comments or suggestions, please email:

Dr Amanda Woodgate on the Primary Care Green Plan

Engaging with primary care on the NHS green agenda

Ahead of launching our LLR Green Plan, we undertook a survey focusing on the green agenda in primary care with our primary care colleagues to help inform the Primary Care Green Plan. Survey results at a glance:

96% of those who responded agreed that General Practice has a role to play in carbon reduction

A range of green activities were already taking place at practices such as Social prescribing, Reducing office waste & Recycling

87%  of respondents had taken active measures to reduce their personal carbon footprint

80% of respondents had concerns about patient health relating to climate change. 

The Primary Care Green Plan was shaped by feedback and provides a guide for primary care organisations and their patients on how they can work more sustainably, whilst highlighting why taking action is important for health and the environment.

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