British Journal of General Practice “Tackling overprescribing: a must for climate action”

The British Journal of General Practice published an article calling for reductions in overprescribing in the NHS - as a major healthcare and environmental priority. The article draws on the NHS Sustainability Strategy's target for reductions in the environmental impact of medicines, and further supports that clinicians must be given greater access to the environmental … Continue reading British Journal of General Practice “Tackling overprescribing: a must for climate action”

GREENER Pharmaceuticals for More Sustainable Healthcare

The PREMIER project (Prioritisation and Risk Evaluation of Medicines in the Environment) published a manuscript in Environmental Science & Technology Letters on "GREENER Pharmaceuticals for More Sustainable Healthcare". PREMIER is a multi-agency collaborative project contributing to a sustainable future by proactively managing the environmental impact of medicines. It brings together collaborators from EFPIA companies, universities, … Continue reading GREENER Pharmaceuticals for More Sustainable Healthcare

OHBP contributed to newly published NHS Scotland Climate Emergency and Sustainability Strategy (2022-26)

Following the draft consultation period, the Scottish Government has published the NHS Scotland Climate Emergency and Sustainability Strategy (2022-2026). This document sets out plans for NHS Scotland to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and impact on the environment, adapt to climate change and to better contribute to the United Nation sustainable development goals. It has … Continue reading OHBP contributed to newly published NHS Scotland Climate Emergency and Sustainability Strategy (2022-26)

University of Exeter to offer online CPD course – “A One Health perspective on AMR”

This November, the University of Exeter's College of Medicine and Health will offer the online CPD course "A One Health perspective on AMR". The course will take a ‘One Health’ approach to understanding antimicrobial resistance (AMR), by considering the important roles that humans, animals, and the environment play in the emergence and spread of AMR. … Continue reading University of Exeter to offer online CPD course – “A One Health perspective on AMR”

‘Pharmaceuticals in the Water Environment’ – New data tool launched by SEPA is a UK first

A new data visualisation tool to help researchers better understand the effects pharmaceuticals have on Scotland’s water environment has been launched by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) on behalf of the One Health Breakthrough Partnership (OHBP). 'Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (sepa.org.uk)' is the first open access interactive tool in the UK to combine national … Continue reading ‘Pharmaceuticals in the Water Environment’ – New data tool launched by SEPA is a UK first

New CREW report explores Antimicrobial Resistance in Scotland’s water environment

The Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) published the first review of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Scotland's waters. The work, carried out the James Hutton Institute and Heriot-Watt University researchers, reviewed available literature and identified monitoring and technological approaches for detecting and tackling AMR. Antimicrobial Resistance in Scotland’s Waters - Status and Solutions | CREW … Continue reading New CREW report explores Antimicrobial Resistance in Scotland’s water environment

OECD publishes report “Management of Pharmaceutical Household Waste”

The OECD published the report "Management of Pharmaceutical Household Waste: Limiting Environmental Impacts of Unused or Expired Medicine" which provides an overview of pharmaceutical consumption and disposal practices across OECD countries, and solutions to reduce waste and environmental pollution resulting from poorly managed waste. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYdlUEOyxlA&t=3s A webinar event was also hosted online with a presentation … Continue reading OECD publishes report “Management of Pharmaceutical Household Waste”

OHBP work on Baseline Data of Pharmaceutical Pollution in Scotland’s water presented at SAGES conference

The OHBP co-ordinator presented work from the Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) project "Pharmaceuticals in the water environment: baseline assessment and recommendations" at the annual conference for the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES) in Dundee. Lydia's presentation highlighted the background and formation of the OHBP, and collaborative work carried out by … Continue reading OHBP work on Baseline Data of Pharmaceutical Pollution in Scotland’s water presented at SAGES conference

Faculty of Public Health’s virtual conference on 12-13 May will feature plenary by OHBP Co-Founder

The Faculty of Public Health in Scotland will host a virtual conference on May 12-13 "Public health - lighting the path for the next 10, 20, 50 years. Healthier lives and fairer futures through sustainable transformation, local and global action". This conference will reflect on the 50 years existence of the Faculty of Public Health … Continue reading Faculty of Public Health’s virtual conference on 12-13 May will feature plenary by OHBP Co-Founder

OHBP Co-founder speaks in Pharmaceutical Journal podcast on pharmaceuticals in the environment and antimicrobial resistance

Professor Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland and Robert Gordon University) spoke in The Pharmaceutical Journal podcast "Pandemic plus? The antibiotic resistance lurking in our rivers" with Professor Alistair Boxall (University of York) and Professor Jason Snape (Global Head of Environmental Protection, AstraZeneca) on the issue of pharmaceutical pollution and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the environment. https://pharmaceutical-journal.com/article/feature/pandemic-plus-the-antibiotic-resistance-risk-lurking-in-our-riversContinue reading OHBP Co-founder speaks in Pharmaceutical Journal podcast on pharmaceuticals in the environment and antimicrobial resistance