The Royal College of GPs and Sport England have teamed up to launch Active Practice Charter to inspire and celebrate GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in their patients and staff.
- 1 in 4 people say they would be more active if it was recommended by a GP or nurse
- New toolkit will support GPs – who are short on time – to bring up activity in conversation with patients and achieve Active Practice status
To become an 'Active Practice' surgeries will demonstrate that they have taken a number of steps, including:
- Increasing physical activity in patients and staff
- Reducing sedentary behaviour in patients and staff
- Partnering with a local physical activity provider to support the practice to get more people active
Sign up to the Active Practice Charter and make some simple changes to show your patients and staff that you mean it when you say that movement is the best medicine.
The Royal College of GP's has also collaborated with parkrun UK to promote the health and wellbeing of staff and patients. Under this initiative, GP practices across the UK are encouraged to develop close links with their local parkrun to become a parkrun practice.
There are currently 15 parkrun practices in Northampton. All parkrun practices can been seen on the parkrun practice map.