Promoting healthy lifestyles in the Forest of Dean was on the agenda at a recent workshop for GPs and their teams.

The event hosted by the Forest of Dean Locality (GP) Executive Group and Forest of Dean District Council, included a range of open discussions and presentations and helped participants to:

  • learn more about services that are currently commissioned to support healthy living
  • identify what can be done to support people in the Forest to live healthier lives
  • find out more about the new ‘in practice’ model for social prescribing in the Forest of Dean.

The event was well attended and plenty of worthwhile discussions took place. A working group will now consider how to take forward the ideas which will feature in future editions of the 60 second bulletin.