COVID never posed an existential threat but nevertheless had a devastating impact, including on our Endoscopy services. Now we do have an existential threat which Endoscopy is devastatingly driving us towards. Endoscopy is the third greatest hospital contributor towards Global Warming !!! You may be tempted to 'cop out' deciding that you can do nothing, but you would be wrong. There are 3 things which you can do; Reduce Reuse and Recycle. Listen to the suggestions, read the NHS Net Zero document and join By Hayee at Kings College as a 'Green Endoscopists'.
We have had statements from all the main Endoscopy organisations on COVID but very little about 'future sustainability'. However, we do have statements from the BSG and the World Gastroenterology Organisation.