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Sustainability & Planetary Health

Planetary health focuses on the human health impacts of global environmental change. 

"As family doctors we are in a unique position to promote knowledge about planetary health and behaviour changes, which can improve both individual health and planetary health." - WONCA, Planetary Health 2018.

ICGP is engaging and advocating for sustainability and planetary health in Irish general practice and has lobbied for planetary health action. 

The Glas Toolkit

The College Sustainability Working Group is proud to present the Glas Toolkit (Glas = Green in the Irish language) which presents possible solutions to reducing the carbon footprint of general practice.

From simple and complex changes to clinical decision making, the timing of actions on clinical interventions and referrals for tests or procedures. It includes ideas and templates for clinical audits and quality improvement projects. The Toolkit includes guidance on rational prescribing and disposal of inhalers, antibiotics and medication reviews, and social prescribing. 

ICGP Sustainability Working Group Resources 

Green Prescribing

International Resources