Green Prescriptions

A Green Prescription (GRx) is not a pill or medicine – it’s a script from your doctor or practice nurse with advice on being active.

Everyone needs to be active and eat well to maintain a healthy lifestyle – it can make a big difference to your health. But sometimes you need that extra help to get started – this is where the GRx comes in.

Your GRx gets you ongoing support from a patient support person. This might mean:

  • monthly telephone calls for 3–4 months
  • face-to-face meetings for 3–4 months
  • group support in a community setting for 3–6 months.

Your support person will help you set goals and stay motivated, and can provide advice and activity ideas.

This section includes information and resources on staying active, and success stories from those who have tried it out before you.


Find out more from the Ministry

Why use Green Prescriptions, who’s involved and research on the effectiveness of GRx programmes. Read more

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