… The ‘nature prescribing’ initiative is one of the first examples of UK One Health in action showcased in the report…
A "One Health" approach will be critical to the survival of British farming
Those searching for solutions to critical issues facing the health of people, animals and the planet should look to collaborate with other professions to effect change, a new report shows.
The Pig Site
2 November 2019
The environment is seen as one of the key pillars of health in the new report which compiles ‘real world’ case studies of when professionals from across the UK veterinary and medical professions, animal welfare and environmental sector have worked together to tackle important issues such as climate change, mental health and wellness and antimicrobial resistance.
The One Health in Action report launched by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) today (1 November), demonstrates the link between the health and wellbeing of people, animals and the planet.
It includes contributions from leading, national organisations such as The Wildlife Trust, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the National Trust, RSPCA, PDSA and the British Dental Association (BDA). Its launch will also mark One Health Day on Sunday 3rd November.
One Health is a cross-disciplinary approach which is already underpinning many global initiatives aimed at addressing key challenges. It recognises that the health and wellbeing of people, animals and the environment are interconnected and that tackling global issues as complex and varied as mental health, antimicrobial resistance, zoonotic disease and climate change requires collaborative working from experts coming from varied professional fields.
The ‘nature prescribing’ initiative is one of the first examples of UK One Health in action showcased in the report. Featured in the ‘mental health and wellbeing’ chapter, the case study is supplied by The Wildlife Trusts and details their recent partnership with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and NHS Lancashire Care. The project aims to...
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