Green Health Prescribing

Publications and Resources

We aim to support NHS staff and our partners with expert advice and guidance.

Here you will find a range of resources and publications that we have produced to support our mission to make the most of our natural environment to improve health and wellbeing both for people and the planet.

Our Publications

Our own Green Health Strategy outlines how we as a Charity will achieve our vision of realising the potential of the NHS outdoor estate, supporting enhancements and activities that benefit patients, visitors, staff and communities and help fight climate change and biodiversity loss.

Document: NHS Lothian Charity: Green Health Strategy (2.5MB)


Supplementary information

Green Social Prescribing Report

Midlothian Green Social Prescribing Project

Evaluation: Full report (2.2MB)

  • Evaluation Report written by Matter in Focus.

Project Partners: Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership, Health in Mind, Ageing Well, Cyrenians, MAEDT

Written in partnership with:

Useful external links

  • Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is a registered charity that develops knowledge and resources to support the NHS and other health systems to reach net zero carbon and wider sustainability.
  • The Better Outside Ideas Source Book has quick, cheap and simple examples from £5 per person, through to more ambitious projects which would require professional support and planning. Visit greenspace scotland’s website to find out more.
  • NHS Forest inspires and supports healthcare sites in transforming their green space for health, wellbeing and biodiversity  Home – NHS Forest
  • Our Natural Health Service shows how Scotland’s natural environment is a resource that can be used to help tackle some of our key health issues. The initiative aims to bring about a step change in the use of nature-based solutions to deliver health outcomes.

Organisations we work with

We work with a wide range of partners to deliver our vision. These organisations can often provide help and advice to make the most of the NHS estate. Find out more about these partners by visiting our Become a Partner page.

Community Gardens at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Become a partner

We often work with mental health services and areas that have long stay patients. In communities, we are focused on reducing health inequalities and work with organisations that share our intention to improve health for those most in need. We are always interested in hearing about new opportunities, so get in touch if you want to discuss how, together, we can support NHS Lothian patients and staff.