Arrow In this section

Print Books

The Library has a brand new collection of books on the topic of sustainability.

To borrow these books you need to be a Library member – Join the Library quickly and easily online and we will post your membership details in the post, or you can join by visiting the Library in person.

You can borrow up to 12 print books for 4 weeks at a time.

You can reserve books via the Library Catalogue and collect from Royal Preston or Chorley Library any time of day.

The libraries are situated in Health Academy Centre 1 at RPH and Health Academy Centre 3 at CDH. You can access both libraries 24/7 with your Trust ID badge.

Books in this collection include:

New Sustainability books added to stock
Sustainability library books


We also have a range of E-books available on the topic of sustainability. These books have been provided by Health Education England.

E-books can be accessed anytime anywhere with an OpenAthens account – register for an OpenAthens by completing a quick online form.

Sustainability ebooks


Hampshire Healthcare Library Service produces a useful bulletin on sustainability:

Sustainability bulletin February 2024

Think green image

Journal Articles

The articles below are examples of the wide variety of published research available on sustainability. If you would like a full literature search, please order a search for evidence.

If you need help accessing any of the articles below, please contact us – call 01772 522763 or email

Health care’s response to climate change: a carbon footprint assessment of the NHS in England. Tennison, I. et al. The Lancet Planetary Health 2021, 5 (2), e84-e92.

Realist evaluation of the implementation and impact of the NHS carbon reduction strategy in the UK. Husain, S.A. and Sidhu, M. BMJ Open 2021, 11: e044259.

Sustainability 1: can nurses reduce the environmental impact of healthcare? Gallagher, R. and Dix, A. Nursing Times 2020, 116 (9), 29-31.

The environmental impacts of telemedicine in place of face-to-face patient care: a systematic review. Ravindrane, R. and Patel, J. Future Healthcare Journal 2022, 9 (1), e1-6.

Does telemedicine reduce the carbon footprint of healthcare? A systematic review. Purohit, A. et al. Future Healthcare Journal 2021, 8 (1), e85-91.

Before/after intervention study to determine impact of life-cycle carbon footprint of converting from single-use to reusable sharps containers in 40 UK NHS Trusts. Grimmond, T.R. et al. BMJ Open 2021, 11 (9), e046200.

Strategy for net-zero carbon surgery. Rizan, C. and Bhutta, M.F. British Journal of Surgery 2021, 108 (7), 737-739.

Climate-smart actions in the operating theatre for improving sustainability practices: a systematic review. Pradere, B. et al. European Urology 2022.

Costs of switching to low global warming potential inhalers. An economic and carbon footprint analysis of NHS prescription data in England. Wilkinson, A.J.K. et al. BMJ Open 2019, 9 (10), e028763.

Time to change - sustainability