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NHS Highland to join climate protest in Inverness

By Andrew Dixon

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Clare Morrison will hold this banner at the protest.
Clare Morrison will hold this banner at the protest.

An NHS Highland manager is to attend the climate change protest in Inverness today to highlight the work being done by the board’s staff to help the environment.

Clare Morrison, NHS Highland's NHS Near Me video consultancy lead, will be taking part in a climate protest in Falcon Square from 12.30pm.

“Outside of work, I’m interested in environmental and climate change issues," she said. "I was speaking to someone recently who is involved at a national level and she said she wasn’t aware of the NHS doing much in this area.

“I told her about NHS Near Me, which, I estimate at current levels of use, is saving 30,000 travel miles a month. She was amazed, and said this was something to encourage and promote so more people can be aware of the service?

“There’s also a lot of excellent work going on around anaesthetic gases, electric cars, waste auditing, delivering educational sessions, a solar-powered cardboard compactor and various energy projects focused on reducing carbon emissions. And I’m sure there are other things we are doing that people don’t know about.”

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