As part of a series of planned on-line workshops and meetings, the SPF Clean Air team together with the Clean Air Champions (Prof Sir Stephen Holgate and Dr Jenny Baverstock) recently held a two-day on-line workshop entitled ‘Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health’.
The workshop featured short presentations representing the views from academia, local and national policy, primary health care, charities and industry. Over 80 delegates attended and were engaged in a series of breakout sessions to discuss potential barriers that prevent a more joined up and holistic approach to work in this area. They also examined ways in which the community could enable improved cohesion in addressing the problems. The meeting provided an opportunity for a wide range of experts who work in various air quality and health related sectors to collectively discuss underlying issues perhaps for the first time.