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Environmental Sustainability

Our position

  • Practices should be encouraged, and not penalised, to move towards best practice in environmentally sustainable behaviour.
  • Financial support must be made available to practices to support transition towards environmentally sustainable behaviour.
  • Guidance such as HTM0105 must be reviewed and its requirements brought into line with best practice for environmentally sustainable behaviour.

What is the Problem?

  • Practices want to run as efficiently as possible but this is often frustrated by contrary national guidance. This guidance needs to be made consistent with wider societal expectations. 
  • Dental practices receive little direct funding to make practice improvements.
  • To make the move to environmentally sustainable behaviour easier funding and support must be made available.