*Information for GP practices and other healthcare professionals*
Think Active is working to support GP practices and other healthcare professionals to promote the benefits of physical activity and participation in exercise to improve physical and mental well being across Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire.
Physical Activity & Health e-learning
Aimed at GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals to champion the benefits of physical activity with patients.
For more information visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/physical-activity-and-health/
Physical Activity Clinical Champions Training
Face to Face training for NHS Health Professionals provided by Public Heath England about embedding physical activity within their everyday work.
For more information or to book the training email: email@example.com.
A short 50minute workshop, delivered by Think Active, to support all staff to start thinking about how they can be more active and encourage patients to be more active. Ideal for incorporating in a team meeting.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Think Active Social Prescriber Training
Training to support Social Prescriber/Navigators working within the practise with guidance about having positive conversations with patients about being active.
Contact email@example.com for details.
Supporting patients to be active
Fitter Futures Warwickshire
A countywide 12-week personalised physical activity/healthy lifestyle programme delivered by qualified fitness instructors in leisure centres. Suitable for those with specific health conditions such as a BMI of 30+, hypertension, Type 1 and 2 diabetes.
For more information visit: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fitter-futures
Get Set to Go
A programme aimed at improving the quality of life for anyone with a mental health problem through access to sport and physical activity in the local community based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Leamington Spa & Rugby.
For more information visit: https://springfieldmind.org.uk/services/get-set-to-go
We Are Undefeatable- Five in Five
Customisable mini workout to build activity into your day. You choose 5 exercises and complete each one for 1 minute totally a 5 minute workout.
For more information and to download resources visit: https://weareundefeatable.co.uk/ways-to-move/five-in-five
Moving Medicine Covid Recovery
Guidance, tools and resources to support those individuals recovering from Covid-19 and how physical activity can help manage your return to health.
To see guidance and resources visit: https://movingmedicine.ac.uk/covidrecovery/
Solihull Active- Health & Wellbeing
Solihull Active have pulled together different opportunities to get active locally and for different ranges of health conditions.
For more information and to view local opportunities visit: https://www.solihullactive.co.uk/health-wellbeing/
Couch to 5K
Online support and progress tracking through the website or app with week by week advice to help people progress to running 5k.
For more information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-week-by-week/
Toolkits & Campaigns
Active Practice Charter
Sign up to the Active Practice Charter
The charter inspires and celebrates GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity in their patients and staff.
For more information and to sign up visit: https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/49LX-5IR/active-practice-charter.
Clarendon Lodge Medical Practice Case Study
Claredon Lodge Medical Practice have become on of the first surgeries to become an RCGP Active Practice to encourage their patient and staff to increase their physical activity levels.
To read the case study click here
Encourage staff to make use of Moving Medicine
An online step-by-step guide about how to have conversations about physical activity with patients who have different conditions, based on the time you have available. There are also resources you can download to display in your practice.
For more information and to download resources visit: http://movingmedicine.ac.uk/
We Are Undefeatable Campaign
Inspires and support people with long-term health conditions to build physical activity into their lives. Talk about the campaign with patients, signpost to suitable local activity opportunities, refer to health-specific physical activity programmes.
Sign up to the Supporters Hub on the website to access further resources: https://www.weareundefeatable.co.uk/
Sign up to become a Parkrun Practice
Develop your links to your local Parkrun by working through the Parkrun Practice Tool Kit.
For more information and to sign up visit: https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/49LX-52M/parkrunpractice
Supports individuals to begin walking for 10 minutes at a time and encourages them to slowly build up to longer time periods. The programme can create goals and track progress.
Visit the website or download app https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/active10/home
Physical Activity and Lifestyle Toolkit
Ideas and resources to help healthcare professionals raise awareness and promote physical activity with staff and patients, supporting practices towards meeting the Active Practice Charter criteria.
To download resources visit: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/resources/toolkits/physical-activity-and-lifestyle.aspx.
Chief Medical Officer’s Guidelines
Display physical activity guidelines infographics in a prominent place
Use the infographics as handouts in your services which can be found in the new 2019 physical activity guidelines.
To view the CMO guidelines visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/physical-activity-guidelines.
Would you like further support?
Think Active are happy to support any GP practices and healthcare professionals with encouraging their patients to become physically active. Please get in contact by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.