In the study “Let Nature Be Thy Medicine: A Socioecological Exploration of Green Prescribing in the UK” researchers collected data from general practitioners (GPs) and nature-based organisations (NBOs) around the UK and conducted spatial analyses.

They wanted to explore the practice of, and socioecological constraints/opportunities associated with, green prescribing in the UK and to map the distribution of green prescribing.

The results indicate that GPs and NBOs perceive and express some common and distinct constraints to green prescribing and highlights the need to promote cross-disciplinary communication pathways

“We need a better way of linking green prescribing services into the primary healthcare system, particularly in areas with high deprivation––and to find ways of establishing collaborative networks of GPs and nature-based organisations to capitalise on the benefits.”