Feedback: Sustainability interactive

Bill Harvey describes some of your feedback from discussions concerning the recent CPD exercise focusing on sustainability and its relevance to eyecare

There can be no doubt that the topic of sustainability, the term describing the use of resources without causing their depletion, is cropping up in all aspects of our lives. From social conversation to work policy, from domestic arrangements to cost of living challenges, from what we eat to what we wear; the debate about the significance of sustainability is as pervasive as a wild fire. But should sustainability influence clinical practice? 

The aim of this initial interactive exercise on the subject was to generate discussion around this topic. Over the last few years, the subject areas that have elicited the greatest response from readers have been ones where there has been a genuine divergence of opinion. Previous examples of this include whether there was a need for a clinician to ask about smoking (most said ‘yes’, many said ‘no’), or whether information about obesity and its impact should be included in any management plan from an ECP (most said ‘no’, many said ‘yes’). 

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