WINNER: AstraZeneca and Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network and Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Asthma Inhalers
Short-acting beta agonist (SABA) inhalers account for 70 per cent of the total carbon footprint of all inhalers in the UK and uncontrolled asthma has a higher carbon impact than controlled asthma. Frequent SABA use is a feature of uncontrolled asthma and is associated with increased risk of asthma attacks. Reducing SABA over-use can achieve important outcomes for both patients and the environment.
The SENTINEL collaboration between NHS providers, the University of Hull and AstraZeneca uses a co-designed intervention to identify and address SABA over-use to improve asthma outcomes and reduce asthma’s environmental impact.
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