Tackling climate change and health inequalities in primary care

Blane, D. N. and Basu, N. (2022) Tackling climate change and health inequalities in primary care. Family Practice, (doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmac146) (PMID:36541280) (Early Online Publication)

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The Climate Emergency is now widely accepted as the biggest public health crisis facing humanity. Previous research has highlighted how social and health inequalities shape the health impacts of climate change in the UK, but there has been little attention to the role of general practice in deprived areas. This Brief Report summarises a roundtable discussion of Scottish ‘Deep End’ GPs - family doctors working in the most socio-economically deprived areas - which took place weeks before the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), held in Glasgow in November 2021. The report highlights the need for urgent action to make general practice more sustainable, including recommendations for community engagement, (de)prescribing, medical education, digital inclusion, and investment in premises and capacity building.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Blane, Dr David and Basu, Dr Noy
Authors: Blane, D. N., and Basu, N.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Family Practice
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1460-2229
Published Online:20 December 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Family Practice 2022
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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