Royal College of Physicians. Less waste, more health: a health professional's guide to reducing waste. RCP, April 2018.
From the website:
The Less waste, more health report explains how health professionals can positively influence societal health and wellbeing by making simple changes to the procurement and disposal of medical supplies.
In England, there are 165 hospital trusts with a combined expenditure of over £4.6 billion per annum on medical supplies and other consumables. What we use and how we dispose of it has an impact not only on the finances of the NHS but the environment and population health.
Less waste, more health features a range of case studies and 12 recommendations setting out how everyone from individual to trust level can:
- positively influence the health of patients
- aid financial savings
- shape the impact of the NHS on the environment.