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Changing models of care and digital solutions

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Changing models of care and digital solutions

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Within the trajectories for net zero, there is a need for clinical leadership to move to different ways of working, from reducing waste to utilising the estate efficiently. There is also a recognition that digital innovation will be one of the ways that we can both empower patients and reduce carbon emissions. This means that we have to review the available options for reducing the activity on site or using lower carbon alternatives.


ACTIONTIMESCALE
Include a sustainability impact assessment in all new business cases Ongoing
Add sustainability into Quality Improvement Training 2022
Carry out 50% of consultations by phone or video 2023
Adopt and implement best practice from case studies across the NHS and Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Ongoing
Ensure that NGH acts as a test bed for sustainable care solutions from AHSNs Ongoing
Ensure that sustainability is considered where appropriate in Evidence based practice research. Ongoing
Expand Electronic Patient Records to reduce paper usage Ongoing
Run a Green Team competition across the ICS 2022
Develop a Sustainable Anaesthesia Strategy 2022
Promote the use of myPre-Op for virtual assessments 2021/22
Create a plan to reduce medication wastage of high environmental impact medicines 2023
Create a ten year University Hospitals of Northamptonshire Sustainable Healthcare Strategy 2023

How will we measure it:

  • Reduction in paper consumption
  • Number of remote consultations
  • Number of staff working remotely
  • Case studies of new innovations and best practice adopted
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