Canon Medical Systems UK has launched a five-point guide for the UK diagnostic imaging community, which provides practical advice to begin working towards achieving the aims of the NHS’ net-0 carbon targets by 2040.
The medical guide sets out initial steps that clinicians, radiographers and health managers can take in sustainability or procurement roles to improve radiology sustainability.
“Canon Medical Systems UK has launched a five-point guide for the UK diagnostic imaging community.“
Managing director of Canon Medical Systems, Mark Hitchman, stated: “The impact of climate change and destruction of the natural environment is having a dramatic impact around the world. This has a knock-on effect on the long-term health conditions of populations. For example, a rise in air pollution is linked to heart disease, stroke and lung cancer; more heatwaves put additional pressure on the elderly and vulnerable people with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions, and poor air quality with aeroallergens drive up the numbers of fit and well people being diagnosed with asthma or other respiratory-related illnesses. Now is the time to tackle the ticking timebomb of future healthcare pressures.”