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Physical activity resources for GP’s and health/social care professionals:

The Active Practice Charter inspires and celebrates GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity in their patients and staff. https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/49LX-5IR/active-practice-charte/

The Physical Activity and Lifestyle Toolkit contains ideas and resources to help healthcare professionals embed and advocate physical activity with staff and patients and support practices towards meeting the Active Practice Charter criteria. https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/resources/toolkits/physical-activity-and-lifestyle.aspx

Moving Medicine is an online step-by-step guide to having conversations with patients with different conditions about physical activity, based on the time you have available. There are also resources you can download to display in your practice. http://movingmedicine.ac.uk/

Sign up to become a Parkrun Practice: Develop your links to your local Parkrun by working through the Parkrun Practice Tool Kit. https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/49LX-52M/parkrunpractice/

The 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/

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. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/physical-activity-guidelines/

Promote the OneYou resources: Including Active10 and Couch25K apps https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/

Add the walk4life widget to your website: To allow anyone to search for walks https://walk4life.info/whats-widget/

If you have Health Video Channel in your venue, run the YouTube videos of Let’s make our day harder and 23 and a half hours.

All Our Health (PHE) is a call to action to healthcare professionals to prevent illness, protect health and wellbeing. http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/all-our-health/

Further support is available via the following training courses:

  • Physical Activity & Health e learning: prepares GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals to champion the benefits of physical activity with patients https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/physical-activity-and-health/
  • Physical Activity Clinical Champions Training: Face to Face training for NHS Health Professionals though Public Heath England on embedding physical activity within their everyday work. physcialactivity@phe.gov.uk
  • Social Prescriber and Navigator Training: Think Active can provide training to support Social Prescribers and Navigators working within the practise to have positive conversations with patients about being active. Contact abi.dixon@coventry.gov.uk for details.

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