Nursing and Lifestyle Medicine

Supporting Nurses Through Lifestyle Medicine

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Transforming healthcare and levelling health inequalities through lifestyle medicine


BSLM is a community of healthcare professionals and patients, committed to a new approach to healthcare, based on the emerging discipline of lifestyle medicine.

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Lifestyle Medicine is evidence-based, clinical care that supports behaviour change through person-centered techniques to improve mental wellbeing, social connection, healthy eating, physical activity, sleep and minimisation of harmful substances and behaviours.

What is Lifestyle Medicine?


The Principles of Lifestyle Medicine

Acknowledge the Need for Action on Socioeconomic Determinants of Health

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Knowledge of “The Six Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine”

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Proven techniques to support people to sustain lifestyle changes

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The Six Pillars Of Lifestyle Medicine

Learn the evidence behind the six key pillars that form the lifestyle medicine principles

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Free Resources

Access a range of free lifestyle medicine evidence and resources, designed to equip you with key lifestyle medicine knowledge

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#1Change

Improving our health and wellbeing through lifestyle medicine starts with #1change. Find out more about our campaign to think big by starting small.

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Memberships

Whether you’re a healthcare professional, patient, student or member of the public, there is a membership option for everyone.

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Learning Academy

Explore the range of world-class learning options available, ranging from comprehensive certifications to introductory courses.

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BSLM 2024 Conference

Our flagship annual conference, featuring industry-leading insight on a range of topical and important areas within healthcare

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Core Accreditation

An interactive, immersive programme which will provide learners with the attitudes and theoretical knowledge behind Lifestyle Medicine.

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The Skills of Lifestyle Medicine

Find out about the different evidence-based techniques used to support behaviour change

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Ensuring lifestyle medicine education gets to those that need it the most is critical, but education alone is not enough to create sustainable lifestyle changes. There are various skills that have proven to be successful in supporting patients in this regard.

Lifestyle medicine calls for a move away from the traditional doctor-patient relationship where the clinician is the expert information provider. This is needed because we now know that giving simple lifestyle advice such as “eat less and move more” is often ineffective1 2

To be effective in supporting lifestyle change, lifestyle medicine uses knowledge of behavioural science to work with patients. This way we can work with people and their values to support problem solving and equip them with skills to make the changes they want to make. Some of these techniques have been shown to be at least 80% more effective in supporting behaviour change than traditional advice giving 3

Our members include primary and secondary care clinicians, allied and public health professionals, scientists, educators, researchers and patients.

We’re united by a shared commitment to lifestyle medicine, as an effective, evidence-informed approach to preventing, managing and treating lifestyle-related chronic conditions.

We want to reframe healthcare to focus on the lifestyle factors which are the root cause of most chronic illnesses. We support positive behaviour change and improved public health education.

We also believe change is needed at the societal level – to address the ‘upstream’ causes of chronic, lifestyle-related disease such as deprivation, health inequality, social isolation and a lack of hope.

We are an independent, charitable organisation with no religious or political affiliations.

All our work is driven by science and informed by evidence.

What’s Going on at BSLM?


View the Latest BSLM Events:

7.00pm, 16th Jul, 2024 - 8.00pm, 16th Jul, 2024

Online Webinars

British Society of Lifestyle Medicine Webinars

Available to BSLM Members in our monthly series, register for the next upcoming webinar, bringing in two new speakers exploring the evidence-based world with lifestyle medicine


10.00am, 18th Jul, 2024 - 5.00pm, 18th Jul, 2024

Online Zoom Webinar

BSLM MSK Study Day

We aim to empower healthcare professionals to support patients in preventing, managing and reversing certain chronic conditions.


6.30pm, 30th Jul, 2024

Woodside Medical Practice, Great Northern Road, Aberdeen AB24 2AS

BSLM North East Scotland – Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

Join us in Aberdeen for an introduction to Lifestyle Medicine with speakers Dr Julie Gray and Dr Adaeze Ifezulike. This event is open to all clinicians, nursing staff and all allied health professionals that are patient facing.


8.00am, 19th Sep, 2024 - 3.00pm, 21st Sep, 2024

The Glasshouse International Centre for Music, Newcastle Gateshead

BSLM 2024 Annual Medical Conference

Join us this year for our biggest conference yet! From the 19th of September until September 21st, BSLM are in Newcastle Gateshead to host our annual medical conference, bringing in speakers from across the globe to provide expert insight into all aspects of lifestyle medicine.


Lifestyle Medicine Podcasts

Explore the different Lifestyle Medicine podcasts available through BSLM

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