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My videos and other amusing media efforts

Here are all the various videos I've made recently, which are generally light-hearted ways of expressing an important message, and many of which are related to the current COVID pandemic. You can use them for teaching if you like, on the condition that you say nice things about me :-) and I never turn down Mini Eggs #justsaying...

Lateral Flow Testing

If your work or school is insisting you carry out home testing, then you are to be grievously pitied, but don't stress over what to do with all the little bits of packaging and waste - the answers are right here!

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Recycling at vaccine hubs

This is a nice little reminder of what we should be doing at vaccine hubs. If you're a vaccinator or lead nurse/GP please watch and pass on to your team of mignons.

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Eco-friendly air fresheners!

There is an alternative to aerosols! No need to spray particles into the room for everyone to inhale. You can have fun making this pretty and safely scented air fresheners

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Make your room a lovely place to work!

More of a political plea to ensure consulting rooms are a calming and pleasant environment for both clinicians and patients. And largely because I love this musical. Enjoy!

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Plastic gloves: 'Two Become None'

A fun and important message about the enormous mountain of plastic gloves being discarded in the NHS, and a reminder that we can safely care for patients without always wearing gloves.

Featuring a cameo from one of Yorkshire's finest magicians, original lyrics and vocals (haha) and absolutely not original backing (thank you Spice Girls, I really enjoyed reliving my teens through the medium of karaoke).

Please spread the link from the very excellent RCN at the end, to see if you can 'reduce your use' around your workplace. Thanks for watching!

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Medics in Masks

Joined by fellow climate-crisis activist and London GP Dr Tamsin Ellis, here's a little piece about choosing reusable masks. These are CE marked and a great alternative to the single-use PPE versions that seem to be filling up our waste bins or getting caught in hedgerows and waterways and damaging our lovely ecosystem.

 

If you must use plastic masks, remember to snip off the elastic before you sling them. You could always use it for another project, like on a home-made mask, or as an elastic band. 

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Inhalers - greener prescribing

GSK's amazing 'Complete The Cycle' scheme is sadly now closed, but we can still send used inhalers to pharmacies for correct disposal. Ensure all the doses have been used before consigning them to their afterlife!

This is a topic that will likely change over time, so any updates cheerfully welcomed.

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Eco-friendly alcoholic drinks

Change is happening all around us, including in the drinks industry. Here, I showcase a few brands that have made strides to improve their carbon footprint. Please support them, and others who are doing something amazing for the planet!

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