Plant trees to... save the NHS? Doctors call on ministers to plant trees near ... trends now

Plant trees to... save the NHS? Doctors call on ministers to plant trees near ... trends now
Plant trees to... save the NHS? Doctors call on ministers to plant trees near ... trends now

Plant trees to... save the NHS? Doctors call on ministers to plant trees near ... trends now

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Doctors have called on ministers to plant more trees near homes and schools in a bid to ease pressure on the NHS and improve the nation's health.

The Woodland Trust said GPs support its campaign to increase native tree cover in the UK and prioritise the environment ahead of a general election.

A survey of 255 family doctors found three quarters (74 per cent) thought planting more trees and creating a more healthy natural environment for people could help reduce the financial burden on the NHS.

The Woodland Trust said GPs support its campaign to increase native tree cover in the UK and prioritise the environment ahead of a general election

The Woodland Trust said GPs support its campaign to increase native tree cover in the UK and prioritise the environment ahead of a general election

And around the same number (77 per cent) backed bringing in prescribing time out in nature to help with health conditions and mental health issues.

Some 94 per cent of those polled thought that planting hedges around urban schools to soak up pollution was needed to

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