Supporting Cleaner Air 


Read about measures we are taking to make the air we breathe cleaner

It’s Clean Air Day today and you might have noticed new signs that have gone up at the practice asking vehicle users to turn off their engine whilst waiting outside the building. 

According to official data, cars and vans are the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and some types of air pollution in the UK, harming both our health and the planet, and we want to do all we can to reduce this. 


How are we doing this? 

We are asking people to turn off their engines whilst they wait for people who may be visiting the practice, or any of the other services on the site here. We are also, as we always do, encouraging staff to leave their cars at home when possible when coming to work. 

Why are we doing this? 

Air pollution can harm every organ in your body, causing heart and lung disease, dementia, and strokes.

You may be exposed to higher levels of air pollution because of where you live – for example, if you live in a town or city, or near a busy road – and certain people are more vulnerable to its affects, including: 

  • Children
  • Pregnant people
  • Older people
  • People with lung conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer
  • People with heart conditions such as coronary artery disease, heart failure and high blood pressure

We want to do what we can to help people breathe cleaner air, to protect our more vulnerable patients and to support everyone to live healthier lives and we hope you will do the same. 


Published: Jun 20, 2024