Bet­ter with na­ture

Bird Watching (UK) - - News & Opinion -

A part­ner­ship project be­tween NHS Shet­land and RSPB Scot­land, which al­lows GPS to pre­scribe na­ture as part of their pa­tient’s treat­ment, has been ex­tended across the is­lands. Na­ture Pre­scrip­tions recog­nises the ben­e­fits of na­ture on re­duc­ing blood pres­sure, re­duc­ing anx­i­ety and in­creas­ing hap­pi­ness. GP Dr Chloe Evans said: “The ben­e­fits to pa­tients are that it is free, eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble, al­lows in­creased con­nec­tion with sur­round­ings which hope­fully leads to im­proved phys­i­cal and men­tal health for in­di­vid­u­als”.

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