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Recreating parks: securing the future of our urban green spaces

In this briefing paper, the cross-party thinktank states that parks and green spaces should be seen as a tool of health care in the same way as medicines and therapies.

Giving the NHS a role in supporting parks and green spaces would allow doctors to make more use of social prescribing techniques where patients are told to take exercise and spend time outdoors to boost physical and mental health.