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Andy Nichols   Dr.  University Lecturer 
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Andy Nichols published an article in April 2016.
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Janet Richardson

76 shared publications

Plymouth University, UK

Sabine Pahl

51 shared publications

School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK

Jane Grose

14 shared publications

Plymouth University, UK

Maria Bennallick

2 shared publications

Faculty of Health, Education and Society, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK

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Article 9 Reads 2 Citations Achieving cost and carbon savings in neonatal practice: A review of the literature on sustainable waste management Andy Nichols, Jane Grose, Rumbidzai Mukonoweshuro Published: 01 April 2016
Journal of Neonatal Nursing, doi: 10.1016/j.jnn.2016.01.002
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Article 4 Reads 0 Citations Physical space and its impact on waste management in the neonatal care setting Andrew Nichols, Sean Manzi Published: 01 July 2014
Journal of Infection Prevention, doi: 10.1177/1757177414531632
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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Sustainable healthcare waste management: a qualitative investigation of its feasibility within a county in the south wes... Andrew Nichols, Jane Grose, Maria Bennallick, Janet Richards... Published: 01 March 2013
Journal of Infection Prevention, doi: 10.1177/1757177412471411
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Article 0 Reads 7 Citations Facilitating Sustainable Waste Management Behaviors Within the Health Sector: A Case Study of the National Health Servic... Jane Grose, Maria Bennallick, Andrew Nichols, Sabine Pahl, J... Published: 12 April 2012
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su4040630
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Waste costs the National Health Service (NHS) £71.2 million in 2007/2008; recycling all papers, newspapers and cardboard produced by the NHS in England and Wales could save up to 42,000 tonnes of CO2. As the largest employer in the UK, the NHS is in a prime position to both lead the way towards a sustainable future, but also act as a test bed for organizational change and provide evidence of what works at an individual level to change attitudes and behavior. However these require changes in mindset, including values, attitudes, norms and behaviors which are required along with clear definitions of the problems faced in terms of economics, society and culture. Initial investigations of the literature indicate that behavior change theory may provide a feasible means of achieving constructive changes in clinical waste management; such approaches require further investigation. This paper describes a feasibility study designed to examine issues that might affect the introduction of a behavior change strategy and improve waste management in a healthcare setting. Guided by the evidence gained from our systematic review, 20 interviews were carried out with senior managers, clinicians and support staff involved in the management of healthcare waste from a broad range of agencies in South West England. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed for analysis. Thematic content analysis was conducted in order to identify key issues and actions. Data extraction, coding and analysis were cross checked independently by the four members of the research team. Initial findings suggest tensions, between Government and local policies, between packaging and storage space at ward level and, and between the operational requirements of infection control and maintaining appropriate and ethical patient care. These tensions increase pressures on staff already trying to maintain high quality care in a resource restricted and changing environment.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Climate change, health and sustainability: a brief survey of primary care trusts in the south west of England. Andrew Nichols, Janet Richardson Published: 01 March 2011
Perspectives in Public Health,
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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Climate change, health and sustainability: A brief survey of primary care trusts in the south west of England Andrew Nichols, Janet Richardson Published: 26 August 2010
Perspectives in Public Health, doi: 10.1177/1757913910379196
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 8 Reads 0 Citations How can Behaviour Change Theory Contribute to a Reduce, Re-use and Recycle Approach to Waste Management in the NHS: A Fe... Andrew Nichols, Professor Janet Richardson Published: 02 November 2011
doi: 10.3390/wsf-00546
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The UK National Health Service (NHS) overall annual carbon emissions is estimated to be around 21 million tonnes; producing 250,000 tonnes of waste a year with 80% of this waste going to landfill. Examples of good practice in addressing sustainability and climate change are found within healthcare. However these require changes in mindset, including values, attitudes, norms and behaviours which are required along with clear definitions of the problems faced in terms of economics, society and culture in order to respond positively to change. Initial investigations of the literature indicate that behaviour change theory may provide a feasible means of achieving constructive changes in clinical waste management; such approaches require further investigation. Aim: This paper describes a feasibility study designed to examine issues that might affect the introduction of a behaviour change strategy improve waste management in a healthcare setting. Methods: Guided by the evidence gained from our systematic review, 25 interviews were carried out with senior managers, clinicians and support staff involved in the management of healthcare waste from a broad range of agencies in South West England. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed for analysis. Thematic content analysis was conducted in order to identify key issues and actions. Data extraction, coding and analysis was cross checked independently by the four members of the research team. Findings: Initial findings suggest tensions, between Government and local policies, between organisations and individuals, and between the operational requirements of health and safety and maintaining appropriate and ethical patient care.
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