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OHBP co-authored new review “Broadening the perspective on reducing pharmaceutical residues in the environment”

The OHBP co-authored a new review paper "Broadening the perspective on reducing pharmaceutical residues in the environment", published in Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry. Authors include researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of the Highlands and Islands, public health specialists from NHS Highland, and public sector policy and water specialists from Healthcare Without Harm … Continue reading OHBP co-authored new review “Broadening the perspective on reducing pharmaceutical residues in the environment”

Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) joins the OHBP steering group!

We are delighted to announce that CREW are officially a member of the One Health Breakthrough Partnership (OHBP). CREW has been supportive of the OHBP since it's foundation in 2017, and will strengthen the OHBP's ongoing collaboration between scientists, utilities, regulators, public health specialists and policymakers, working together to tackle the interconnected challenges impacting the … Continue reading Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) joins the OHBP steering group!

Publication of “Delivering Value Based Health & Care: A Vision for Scotland” 

The new publication from the Chief Medical Officer sets out some of the challenges our health and care system in Scotland is facing and how practising Realistic Medicine can help deliver a more sustainable system. Delivering value based health and care: a vision for Scotland - gov.scot (www.gov.scot) The publication includes six commitments on what … Continue reading Publication of “Delivering Value Based Health & Care: A Vision for Scotland” 

OHBP co-authored and features in Lancet Planetary Health communication on Pharmaceutical pollution

The Lancet Planetary Health communication "First, do no harm: time for a systems approach to address the problem of health-care-derived pharmaceutical pollution" includes co-authors from the One Health Breakthrough Partnership: Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland), and Stuart Gibb and Lydia Niemi (Environmental Research Institute - University of the Highlands and Islands). The article highlights the need … Continue reading OHBP co-authored and features in Lancet Planetary Health communication on Pharmaceutical pollution

World Antibiotic Awareness Week “Preventing AMR Together”

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is an annual global campaign developed by the World Health Organisation to improve awareness and understanding of AMR and encourage best practices among the public, One Health stakeholders and policymakers, who all play a critical role in reducing the further emergence and spread of AMR. The 2022 theme of WAAW … Continue reading World Antibiotic Awareness Week “Preventing AMR Together”

EHMA White Paper: Reducing the environmental impact of medicines from procurement to disposal

The European Health Management Association’s (EHMA) White Paper, written from a health management perspective, presents strategies that health managers can implement to reduce the environmental impact of medicines at the various stages of the medicine’s lifecycle, including procurement, logistic planning and distribution, prescription, consumption and use, and disposal. The White Paper contains 13 case studies highlighting best practices from across … Continue reading EHMA White Paper: Reducing the environmental impact of medicines from procurement to disposal

OHBP Contributes to Project Developing a Framework towards Sustainable Medicine Prescribing in Scotland

NHS Highland, UHI North Highland’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI), and the University of Nottingham have been awarded a £100,000 Medical Research Council grant, working in partnership with the James Hutton Institute, Scottish Water, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, and the University of Uppsala. The project will develop a framework for an eco-directed formulary that will … Continue reading OHBP Contributes to Project Developing a Framework towards Sustainable Medicine Prescribing in Scotland

AMR in the Environment – Online Webinar Series

The Quadripartite, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), is hosting the “Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment Webinar Series”, which features leading experts and speakers from across these organisations. Webinar 3 was released on October 27th. The series covers the following topics: Webinar 1: Understanding the … Continue reading AMR in the Environment – Online Webinar Series

Centre for One Health Annual Conference, November 3-4 (online)

The Centre for One Health at the Ryan Institute, University of Galway will hold the Annual Conference on Nov 3rd and 4th via Zoom, coinciding with World One Health Day! This FREE One Health conference will feature talks from international experts and early career researchers across the Centre’s research themes (all times in Irish Standard Time, CET … Continue reading Centre for One Health Annual Conference, November 3-4 (online)

European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals – Medicine Disposal Factsheet

The European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA), has published a factsheet on veterinary medicine waste reduction and correct disposal at the prescriber and user level. The factsheet aims to raise awareness on the need to minimise the environmental impacts of medicines through appropriate disposal of pharmaceutical waste - from households, … Continue reading European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals – Medicine Disposal Factsheet