Practice Environmental Sustainability  

Carbon footprint 

The NHS is responsible for 4-5% of the UK’s carbon footprint.  

To have a 50% chance of avoiding the consequences of >1.5°C of warming, global carbon emissions will have to reach net-zero by 2050.  

Tollgate is using the ‘Green Impact for Healthcare Toolkit’ to help us reduce our environmental impact. We’re very proud of this work and are delighted to have been awarded a Silver Award.

 Green impact for Healthcare Toolkit (GIFH) – Greener Practice 

The more work we do in this area the more we realise that what is best for our planet is also best for our health and therefore an integral part of what we provide.

Air quality 

Tollgate has been involved in a successful bid for a Breathe London air quality monitor. This monitor is up on Tollgate Rd at the Ellen Wilkinson Primary School. You can see live air pollution levels here:  Node Info — Breathe London 

You can find out more on air quality and what actions we can take here: 

Clean Air Hub | Global Action Plan 

You can sign up to free air quality emails or texts: 

airText – Sign up to airTEXT alerts 

Inhaler medication 

Did you know that having really good asthma control and your choice of inhaler device can help our environment? Have a look at the following leaflet: inhalers & environment (

If you would like to talk to one of our team about greener asthma care please submit an online form requesting a pharmacist appointment.

Green Impact Award 2023