SCTS is delighted to support the recent launch of the Green surgery checklist supported by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of England and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Please find the link here to the Compendium of Evidence to Support Sustainable Surgery. Click here to download the checklist.
The health sector accounts for almost 5% of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. If it were a country, hospitals and health systems would be the fifth largest emitter, and its greenhouse gas emissions are nearly double those from the entire airline industry. Climate change is a public health issue that threatens all of us.