NHS Highland is a health board in the north of Scotland. It covers the largest geographical area of all health boards across Scotland covering 41% of its landmass and serving a population of 320,000 in a region of low population density, with rural and dispersed communities. NHS Highland aims to improve and protect the health of its people, by continuously improving healthcare services and, as we move to the future, ensuring that services are sustainable and do not harm the environment. Recognising that “the environment is our economy”, NHS Highland’s mission does not just involve ensuring the best possible health outcomes for the public, but also protecting as best as possible the health of the environment. Ongoing work with NHS Highland and the OHBP looks to develop interventions with practitioners and patients to reduce inappropriate pharmaceutical waste and increase awareness on the toxicity, persistence and bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals in the environment.
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