Reusable equipment helps to reduce plastic waste at GP surgery

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Penryn Surgery have enhanced their collection of re-usable equipment with the purchase of
four sets of instruments for use in their coil fitting and removal clinics. These have been
provided with a generous grant from the Naturesave Trust.

Dr Christine Dunne said “Having enough equipment that can be sent for sterilisation after
each procedure makes a huge impact reducing the amount of single-use plastic we use in
our weekly clinics. These instruments replace plastic items that had to be disposed of after
each patient and were not in keeping with our ‘Greener Practice’ aims and policy.”

The Practice has achieved their ‘Gold Award‘ in the Green Impact for Health Scheme. This
scheme is part of the United Nations award-winning Green Impact programme designed to
support environmentally and socially sustainable practice within organisations. The toolkit is
being used by over 1400 General Practices across the UK.

Penryn Surgery is an NHS GP practice in Penryn. You can learn more about their work here.