Green Impact for Health

Moatfield surgery has been awarded the BRONZE award for Green Impact activities. This demonstrates our commitment to sustainability in general practice.

 

 

We have been working towards:

  • Reducing medicine wastage by comparing our prescribing to national and local levels

  • Reducing to almost zero our printed prescriptions.

  • Reducing waste material to reuse and recycle where possible. Reducing our plastic use. Using recycled paper.

  • Reducing the amount of Metered Dose inhalers by considering patients with asthma to use alternative devices- which have a lower carbon footprint. Make patients aware of inhaler recycling schemes locally. Our practice pharmacist and nursing team facilitate both good asthma care and sustainable choices of inhalers. Please speak to the team if you want to review your inhalers. For useful information about switichin inhalers, see here. For more information about recycling inhalers, see here.

 

We are a training practice committed to training new GPs and building resilience and workforce sustainability.

 

Moatfield surgery has developed a long term condition “group consultation” management. This empowers patients to learn from each other- in addition to our group facilitators and lead clinicians. Our website now has been developed with links with more information to help patients work with us to improve the management of your long term conditions. 

 

We support breast feeding and can help you access resources. Please visit our Paternity and Maternity page to seek further advice on breastfeeding.

 

Diet and Nutrition

For more information on how to make your diet more planet-friendly visit the WHICH Guide and find more information on Plant Based Diets here.

 

Here are some local Green activities you can get involved with! Please note that some activities are currently restricted due to COVID-19

Learn to Run

  • Have you ever wanted to start running but not known where to start?
  • Maybe you’ve tried a jog only to get out of breath.
  • Perhaps you have friends and family who run and you’d love to join them.
  • Or maybe you’ve been looking for a new social activity that will help you to get fit.

If any of these things sound familiar why not sign up for one of our ‘Learn to Run’ courses.

East Grinstead in Bloom

East Grinstead in Bloom is a group of local residents whose aims are to improve the local environment for the benefit of all. It is aligned with South & South East in Bloom, which in turn reflects the aims of Britain in Bloom, a long-standing environmental enterprise.

Park Run East Grinstead

It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

Standen House- National Trust

Our enthusiastic volunteers play a vital part in looking after Standen and making sure all our visitors enjoy their day.

Outdoor gyms in East Grinstead

Gyms can be an expensive way to get fit. For those of you who would like to make good use out of gym please see our website.

Mindful Gardening

A 12 week mindful gardening group starting in April. East Grinstead. Working in a beautiful garden for another local charity, with a friendly group over 12 weeks. We get together, check in with each other, spend time in nature and use this as an opportunity to be in the "here and now". You can try this out for the first week and afterwards we ask you to come regularly.This group is free

Healthy walks For more information please see link attached.
Contribute Locally Do you want to contribute locally and work as a volunteer?
Mindful Art A 12 week mindful art group at East Grinstead Museum on Tuesday evenings, starting in April. You can try this out on the first week, but after this we ask you to come weekly. This group is free.

 

There are many more things we want to improve on. If you have any ideas for sustainability then  please let the practice know.

To find out more about sustainablity within the NHS and general practice, please visit:

Published: Jul 9, 2020