Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Healthcare trade associations

Trade Associations and Business Support Organisations for Healthcare sector.

Additional resources


Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Northern Ireland

RCN Northern Ireland is a group representing nurses, nursing students and health care support workers.

Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland

The Pharmaceutical Society NI registers and regulates pharmacists and pharmacies in Northern Ireland as well as providing leadership to the profession, in the public interest.

Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland

RCN Scotland is a group representing nurses, nursing students and health care support workers.

NHS Health Scotland: Healthy Environment Network (HEN)

HEN is a forum linking those with an interest in, or influence upon, the interface between human health and the environment.

British Dental Association (BDA)

The professional association and trade union for dentists in the UK.

British Medical Association (BMA)

The professional association and trade union for doctors in the UK.

Carbon Trust: Healthcare guide

The carbon trust has put together guidance for improving energy efficiency and cutting carbon emmissions in the healthcare sector.

Cartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM): Healthcare Waste SIG

A professional body representing the waste management and sustainable resource sectors. This link takes you to information regarding CIWM's healthcare waste special interest group.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

HSE is the UK's national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in Great Britain.

Sanitary Medical Disposal Services Association (SMDSA)

SMDSA is a trade association representing the sanitary, medical and clinical wastes industry.

Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP Northern Ireland offer free and confidential advice and support to help you reduce your environmental impact and save money. They can help with reducing your business's waste and use of water, packaging and raw materials.

The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.

Find other trade associations relevant to your business using the Trade Association Forum website.

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