About Us

The BSLM is an independent charity, set up to promote the role of lifestyle medicine in improving people’s health and wellbeing. Lifestyle Medicine is an evidence-based discipline which aims to support patients to prevent, manage and reverse certain chronic conditions, using supported behaviour change skills and techniques to create, and sustain lifestyle changes.

The society was founded in 2016 by two GPs and a surgeon – Dr Rob Lawson, Laurence Stewart and Dr Michael Boyle.

We now have more than 2500 members drawn from a range of disciplines including primary and secondary care clinicians, allied and public health professionals, scientists, educators, researchers and patients.

We are part of the World Lifestyle Medicine Organisation, a network of lifestyle medicine societies in countries across the world, and the European Lifestyle Medicine Council.

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Our Aims

It is our mission to equip and inspire healthcare professionals and patients with the knowledge and skills to support sustainable lifestyle changes.

Our key aims are to …

  • Raise awareness of the principles and practice of lifestyle medicine
  • Promote greater adoption of lifestyle medicine in healthcare and society
  • Provide opportunities for learning and knowledge sharing among healthcare professionals around lifestyle medicine
  • Develop a solid evidence-base to support the use of lifestyle medicine in the treatment, management and reversal of chronic disease
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Mission statement

Our Annual Report

The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

View our annual report and financial statement for the year ended 31st October 2022