Our November event Social Prescribing and Physical Activity: Could Scotland Become a Leader? brought together over 60 policymakers, practitioners, and academics to explore the role of social prescribing and physical activity in improving the health and wellbeing of people living with health conditions across Scotland.
Chaired by health and care journalist Pennie Taylor, the event was opened by the Chair of Movement for Health, Dr. Emma Lunan, who highlighted that the event marked the start of the conversation about the emerging need to ensure that everyone can experience the benefits of moving as part of their daily routine, in combination with standard medical care.
We were delighted to be joined by Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport, as both a keynote speaker and as a participant in a wide-ranging panel debate.
Alongside the Minister, we were delighted that a range of key panelists joined the initial session to look at the issues in greater depth, including: Clare Cook, Project Manager, SPRING Social Prescribing, and Co-Chair, Scottish Social Prescribing Network; Dr. Coral Hanson, Senior Research Fellow in community-based physical activity, Edinburgh Napier University; Alison Leitch, Lead, Edinburgh Link Worker Programme, and Co-Chair, Scottish Social Prescribing Network; and Dr. Katie Walter, GP Partner, Ullapool Medical Practice.