Hello from Scotland!!
I would like to introduce myself and reach out to see how many other members are here from north of the border?
As the Greenspace and Health Programme Manager for NHS Lothian I have been working with a wide range of teams to deliver our strategy. So far we have published a detailed biodiversity audit of over 90 NHS Lothian sites and developed a framework for how we mainstream Green Social Prescribing. Each week we seem to have a new request for better access to greenspace for patients, staff and communities and I am working across a wide range of actue and community sites to facilitate this.
I am currently working on establishing a Grounds for Health Network of NHS Lothian staff and partners who want bring people together to make better use of the grounds and gardens on the NHS estate. It focuses on unlocking the potential of these greenspaces for improved wellbeing and environmental sustainability.
I look forward to seeing what other networking approach are taking place across the country.