Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland


Healthcare guidance

This environmental guidance is for businesses that provide healthcare and associated services. This includes alternative therapists, care homes, community healthcare centres, dental surgeries, dispensing pharmacies, healthcare clinics, as well as healthcare management companies and providers.

Find out how to:

  • deal with healthcare waste, such as clinical waste, offensive waste, sharps and medical laboratory waste
  • avoid causing pollution when you use hazardous substances, such as chemicals and pharmaceuticals
  • protect surface waters and ground waters 
  • reduce, reuse and recycle your waste.

This guidance is relevant to healthcare professionals, such as dentists, dispensing pharmacists, doctors, medical laboratory technicians, nurses, physicians, practice managers, and practitioners.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon reduction and efficiency
  • Emergency response
  • Environmental management
  • Land
  • Materials and equipment
  • Nuisances
  • Permits and licences
  • Trade associations and BSOs
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Water

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