The four NHS CCGs which are set to merge in Cheshire have vowed to tackle the climate emergency as they become one body.
A local Winsford Guardian report details how at last week’s meeting, representatives from the CCGs declared a ‘climate emergency.’
In doing so, the groups promised to keep carbon firmly in mind as they begin buying healthcare services for the whole county later this year.
Bernadette Bailey, transformation manager for NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG, said: “It has to be said, I think the NHS overall has not taken a great deal of action so far. We have a specific opportunity – and it is right now as we are creating a Cheshire CCG.”
Adding: “We have a great responsibility for that number of people living in Cheshire and to use our commissioning resources responsibly.”
A report presented at the meeting said that cutting carbon emissions is a requirement for the NHS set out by its long-term plan and would benefit public health – with improved air quality.
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