Greening your general practice

Date Published: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

In this podcast Dr Dermot Coffey talks about practical environmentally responsible changes you can make in your practice today, to create a sustainable future.



  • Starting with a plan
  • Disposable items
  • Paper use
  • Appropriate prescribing
  • Promoting sustainable action


Take home messages

  • Switch to dry powder inhalers
  • Minimise prescribing
  • Increase your political advocacy.





Dr Dermot Coffey
General Practitioner

Dermot is a GP working in Christchurch. Graduating  from UCC in Ireland and has been living and working in New Zealand since 2002, with all my postgraduate training here. Dermot a member of the executive of OraTaiao: NZ Climate and Health Council since 2018 and has an interest in increasing the role of General Practice in our response to Climate Change.


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