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Plymouth academic contributes to new NHS resource on sustainability

An academic and sustainability champion has contributed to the first NHS resource empowering Allied Health Professionals to embed sustainability into their practice.

Dr Clare Pettinger, Lecturer in Public Health Dietetics at the University of Plymouth, shared her research and practice on sustainable food systems to inform the co-creation of the NHS Greener Allied Health Professional hub.

Allied Health Professionals, or AHPs, comprise of 14 disciplines, ranging from physiotherapists and dietitians, to radiographers and paramedics. As the third largest clinical workforce in the NHS, AHPs are hoped to play an important role in the strategy to deliver a Net Zero NHS.

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