HIYH Impact Report 2023 | Page 67

Rewarding good practice
The SENTINEL PLUS project continues to make a difference to those suffering with asthma ( page 29 ) whilst also reducing the carbon footprint associated with reliever inhaler ( often known as blue inhalers ) use . The project was named the Environmental Sustainability Project of the Year at this year ’ s HSJ Partnership Awards . There are now 305 Primary Care Networks signed up to SENTINEL PLUS throughout England helping to further reduce the environmental impact of blue inhalers . In our region prescriptions of blue inhalers have been reduced by 44,275 saving over 1,240 metric tonnes of eCO2 emissions .
Working in partnership with Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership , we recently announced the winners of their Sheep Shed Green Award programme . The awards promote sustainable practice within the Humber and North Yorkshire region and help progress carbon reduction projects which have been identified by staff into action .
This programme is a great opportunity to showcase innovative practice across the ICB footprint . Each of the winners has demonstrated how simple changes will continue to support the delivery of highquality patient centred care whilst protecting the environment and NHS resources for future generations .
The award offered to each applicant is tailored to the innovative project with up to £ 50,000 available to support the ideas .
This year ’ s winners include initiatives that power vehicles with used cooking oil , the recycling of medicinal waste products and a food waste recycling system .
Spread and environmental impact of the SENTINEL PLUS programme

305 Primary Care



1,240 now using SENTINEL PLUS

fewer blue inhaler prescriptions
metric tonnes of eCO2 emmissions saved
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