Best practice in commissioning green prescriptions - join the training course!

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The Ecosystems Knowledge Network are running a one-day training course on 7th June 2017, 10:00 - 16:30, to help professionals working in the health system to scope, design and implement a green prescription scheme in their locality.

Local natural outdoor spaces close to where people live provide huge untapped opportunities for improving their health and wellbeing. Increasingly clinicians are referring patients to nature-based interventions for a variety of long-term conditions. There is emerging best practice in the UK, including the widely-acclaimed Branching Out programme involving NHS Scotland.                                                                                         

The training course will cover:

  • Models for commissioning
  • Examples of best practice
  • Identification and management of providers
  • Pros and cons from the point of view of health outcomes.
  • Integration into the plans of Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and sustainability plans.                                                                                                                                    

Course trainer is Dr. Dan Bloomfield, an expert on nature-based solutions to local health priorities. With support from NERC he runs a project ( at the University of Exeter’s campuses in Penryn and Truro to increase the number of ‘green prescriptions’ provided by GPs to patients with long-term conditions. Dan also works as a psychotherapist in private practice.      

To find out more or book, take a look at the attached flyer or click here.   



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