The GP Food Co-operative


A pioneering scheme sees patients find solace in getting their hands dirty at their local doctors surgery.

The Lambeth GP Food Co-operative was launched in 2013 at Brockwell Park surgery, south London. With £160,000 in funding form the clinical commissioning group (CCG) and Lambeth council, 11 GP surgeries across the borough have turned unused outdoor space into gardens for patients to grow fruit and vegetables. GPs and nurses refer patients who are lonely and socially isolated, having a long-term condition and/or have mental health problems.

Read the full article at The Guardian

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