BADS is working in partnership with James Lind Alliance. 'Greener Operations' aims to identify the most important questions that need to be answered in order to help make operations (including surgery, anaesthesia and healthcare provided around the time of an operation) more environmentally sustainable. Back
The James Lind Alliance is a non-profit making initiative, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, which brings patients, carers and clinicians together in order to identify important unanswered research questions.
Operations are among the most resource-intensive of healthcare interventions; each operating theatre creates around two tonnes of waste per year and a single operation can generate a 'carbon footprint' equivalent to driving more than 2,000 miles.
To find out more and contribute to this work please visit the website, complete the survey and share what you feel are the most important unanswered questions that should be addressed by future research.