Green Cross Group Practice

Green Cross Group Practice

63 Palgrave road, S5 8GS

Branch Surgery: 28 Dunninc Road Surgery, S5 0AE

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Telephone: 0114 234 4729

Out of Hours: 111

Greener Practice

At Green Cross Group Practice we are concerned about and recognise the importance and urgency of addressing climate change and the serious risks that climate change poses for the health of our patients.

We formally declared a climate emergency in December 2021. We pledged to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions (carbon footprint) caused by our practice and we aim to reach Net Zero within ten years or faster if possible.

We are currently in the process of calculating the carbon footprint of our organisation and will then develop a detailed plan of how we can reach Net Zero.

Projects we have completed so far:

Recycling Scheme(s)

Greener Prescribing and switches in Inhalers

Cycle to Work Scheme

Minimising the amount of paper letters we send, instead using phone calls, texts or emails.

Switching our search engines to Ecosia (Ecosia – the search engine that plants trees) which plant trees when you use their search engine

Promoting and using Fairtrade Products wherever possible for Staff

Reducing Water and Energy Wastage

One Greener Project we have been working on is looking at all the outdoor activities that patients can get involved with in the area – parks, community gardening groups, park runs, walking trails etc.
We have made a google map showing them:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed…
There is lots of evidence that getting active outdoors has a really positive impact on peoples physical and mental health – why not give it a go! Is there somewhere close by you would recommend to other patients? If so please let us know and we will add to our map.

For more information or on how you as our patients could help support our Greener Practice campaign please see the below link:

The Climate Crisis and Health? — Greener Practice

 

 

 

Climate Change

Surgery Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:15 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:15 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:15 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:15 until 15:00
    Dunninc Road Site closes at 1pm
  • Friday
    08:15 until 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED