Become an Active Practice

The Royal College of GPs and Sport England have teamed up to create the Active Practices Charter to inspire and celebrate GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in patients and staff.

Tim Hollingworth. (Sport England's CEO) said:

"Physical activity has a key role to play in helping people manage and improve their health and wellbeing. As trusted sources of information, GPs and practice teams have a real opportunity to start discussions that help it become the new normal in their community – for prevention as well as treatment. We're delighted to be celebrating those GP practices who are promoting active lifestyles to patients and staff through the Active Practice Charter."

To become an 'Active Practice' and receive a certificate recognising your status, GP practices will need to 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 such as Parkrun.

At Get Berkshire Active we can support you to become an Active Practice through identifying and providing any training required, work together with staff to create a healthier workplace, and help you identify local activity providers.

Contact a member of the team below to find out how we can support you.

Cathy Carr

Cathy Carr

Healthy Communities Manager (Berkshire East)

07912 178652
Kirsty Heath

Kirsty Heath

Healthy Communities Manager (Berkshire West)

07394 564540
Casey Dunlop

Casey Dunlop

Active Medicine Programme Officer

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