Green Practice

The Chipping Surgery is a Green Practice!

We are hugely proud to announce that the practice has achieved the Green Impact Silver Award in 2023. This means that we are collectively making a change to greener working for a better future for our planet.

Around the practice we are making changes to greener energy choices, promoting physical activity and wellbeing, supporting buying Fairtrade coffee and tea, and even making sure we all know which button to press on our dual flush toilets.

There are lots you can do to help us in our drive to become greener:

  • If you have inhalers, we may be asking you to switch over to a greener inhaler. For every inhaler you change you would be stopping the emission of damaging greenhouse gases equivalent to a car journey from Wotton-Under-Edge to Sheffield.
  • You can try to request medication only when needed so we can reduce medicine wastage.
  • Check your prescription is correct before you leave the dispensary. Medicine returned before you leave can be readded to stock. If incorrect medication is taken home, it must be destroyed.
  • Please return all unwanted medication and empty inhalers to the dispensary for safe disposal. Do not put in household rubbish or recycling.
  • Recycle dosette boxes.
  • For those who can, make a green choice of transport to the surgery. What is good for the planet is also good for our health!

Did you know the NHS is aiming to become the first net zero health service in the world? If we all work together we can be a part of this change. Here’s to a greener future!

Dr Hannah Lunn and all the team at the Chipping