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 the team if you want to review your inhalers).

 

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.

 

Here are some local Green activities you can get involved with!

Join a conservation group

Volunteers help with plant/animal identification and surveys so that new discovery trails can be developed. Also gardening and centre maintenance.

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.

Join an artistic group

The aim is to provide opportunities for people with mental health issues to experience a range of artistic activities. The project employs professional artists to teach their particular techniques to the students

Healthy walks For more information please see link attached.

 

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

Published: Jul 9, 2020