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Wood Green,
London, N22 6RX

Environmentally Friendly Inhalers

The NHS is responsible for around 5% of the UK's carbon footprint which is equivalent all planes taking off from Heathrow each year. Within the NHS, medicines count for 25% of all carbon emissions and inhalers are the biggest source.

Illustration of an Inhaler used for things like Asthma

The NHS is going greener and therefore we are inviting our asthma patients to consider switching to an environmentally friendly inhaler. Before you are switched, a clinician will assess your symptoms and ensure the switch is suitable. These new inhalers can be easier for some people to use as they do not need to be used with a spacer device, have a dose counter and can be easier to coordinate with breathing.

If you are interested, please contact the surgery for an appointment and reduce your carbon footprint.

Please note not all patients will be eligible for a switch especially if the clinician believes your asthma control will be adversely affected.