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Disposables cup numbers highlight ‘great inefficiencies’ in NHS

Following a Press Association investigation which found the NHS in England has purchased more than half a billion disposable cups over the last five years, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:

“Aside from the harsh environmental impact of such vast numbers, we also have to consider the great inefficiencies of such huge amounts of waste.

“With additional government funding in the NHS barely covering the cost of the last three months, any issues we can tackle which save cash to spend on frontline patient care are vital.”

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