Inhaler Carbon Impact Assessment Tool

Overview

The NHS Long Term Plan outlines that 4% of the total NHS carbon footprint savings are expected to be realised through a ‘shift to lower carbon inhalers’ equivalent to a 50% reduction in the inhaler carbon footprint. 1,2 The RDTC has developed an inhaler carbon impact assessment tool in response to these targets. It is intended to be used at a commissioning level to estimate the impact of respiratory pathway choices made following a clinical decision making process.

This is not a clinical switch tool and should only be used as a calculator to estimate the impact of respiratory pathway choices already made following a clinical decision making process.

We have provided an open access version of the inhaler carbon impact assessment tool for download with national and regional level data. In order to access the full version of the tool which has stakeholder ICB and Sub-ICB level data either login to your account or you can request an account be set up by registering your details.

References

1. NHSE. NHS Long Term Plan.

2. Faculty of public health special interest group – sustainable development. The NHS: Carbon Footprint.

Data Period

October 2022 to September 2023

Frequency

Annually