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UKCPA publish Climate Emergency Declaration

UKCPA publish Climate Emergency Declaration

LONDON, UK, 12 May 2021, 06.00am

The UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) has today published a Climate Emergency Declaration, following suit from major health organisations such as the British Medical Association, Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Nursing, as well as a growing number of NHS Trusts.

The declaration outlines a commitment of the organisation to promoting environmental sustainability, incorporating sustainability into its future policies and corporate decisions, and educating their members on climate health and sustainability.

The UKCPA have also appointed Tracy Lyons, Pharmacy Sustainability Lead at Poole Hospital, as their Environment & Sustainability Advisor, to ensure they uphold their commitments and continually improve on ways in which they can help to combat the environmental crisis.

Tracy Lyons said “The UKCPA should be incredibly proud to put the organisation on the right side of history. I am honoured to be the UKCPA Environmental & Sustainability Advisor, and am delighted to help in any way I can. There’s a wealth of work going in the UK so we have plenty to look at.”

Dr Sarah Carter, CEO of UKCPA, says “We believe that we are the first pharmacy organisation to publish a climate emergency declaration. We are committed to doing all we can as an organisation to implement and promote environmental sustainability. Tracy Lyons, as our Environmental & Sustainability Advisor, will be instrumental in helping us to achieve this.”

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Last Updated: 12-May-2021