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GPNET-0 Study

Implementation of decarbonisation actions in General Practice to help achieve a net zero NHS (GPNET-0 Study)

The NHS is committed to reducing the carbon emissions associated with its activities; research is urgently needed to learn how this can be done. This study will investigate as to how general practice can contribute.

The GPNET-0 Study aims to answer the question:

‘How do institutional, organisational, professional, and patient factors influence the implementation and sustainability of actions to mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with general practice?’

The study’s aims:

  • To understand how general practice is implementing decarbonisation actions to help achieve a net zero NHS; and
  • To generate actionable recommendations on how to support and accelerate the implementation and sustainability of actions to decarbonise general practice to help achieve a net zero NHS.

The study has seven objectives, each mapped to a work package (WP). The diagram below shows each work package, and how they relate to each other. For more information about each WP, please see their specific pages.

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Study Setting:

The GPNET-0 Study will be conducted within three Integrated Care Board (ICB) areas, selected due to their differing levels of current engagement with decarbonisation activities: Coventry and Warwickshire ICB, Birmingham and Solihull ICB, and South Yorkshire ICB.
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Dr Ana Raquel Nunes

Dates of project:

1 September 2023 – 28 February 2026


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The GPNET-0 Study has received HRA and Health and Care Research Wales (RCRW) Approval (REC reference: 23/PR/1169)

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