*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.
We Are Undefeatable
For guidance on keeping those with long term health conditions safe and well visit We Are Undefeatable as they are continually updates how you can safely be active during this time.
To view their support visit: https://weareundefeatable.co.uk/covid-19
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.
For more information visit: https://movingmedicine.ac.uk/covidrecovery/
Physical Activity & Health e learning
Provided by PHE through the Health Education England’s e-LfH portal , e learning modules aimed at GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals to champion the benefits of physical activity with patients.
Physical Activity Clinical Champions TrainingOne to three-hour online session for heath care professionals delivered by PHE’s national network of physical activity clinical champions, made up of GPs, nurses, midwives and allied healthcare professionals. To arrange a course email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Support on starting conversations about physical activity
Encourage staff to make use of Moving Medicine. Moving Medicine provides 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.
Download their Common concerns of being active guidance document which may be helpful during conversations with patients.
For more information visit: http://movingmedicine.ac.uk/
Chief Medical Officer Physical Activity Infographics
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 infographics visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/physical-activity-guidelines.
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 visit: https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/49LX-5IR/active-practice-charter.
Claredon Lodge Medical Practice
Claredon Lodge Medical Practice has become one of the first surgeries to become a RCGP Active Practice by commiting to reduce sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity amongst staff and patients.
To see how they achieved their Active Practice Status, have a read through their case study: RCGP Active Practice- Claredon Lodge
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.
For more information visit: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/resources/toolkits/physical-activity-and-lifestyle.aspx.
We Are Undefeatable Campaign
Inspires and support people with long-term health conditions to build physical activity into their lives. The campaign provides information, resources & guidance on:
- Ways to Move– ideas and resources to help those with long term health conditions find the right activity for them.
- Getting started- contains top tips and resources to help individuals become physically active.
- Stories– inspiration form people with health conditions have found ways to get moving.
For more information & to sign up to the Supporters Hub visit: 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 visit: https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/49LX-52M/parkrunpractice.
Includes a suite of free tools and apps supporting people to eat better, drink less alcohol and get active, including Easy Meals, Food Scanner, Couch to 5K and Active10. For more information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/get-active/
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
Five in Five resource
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.
To view the resource visit: https://weareundefeatable.co.uk/ways-to-move/five-in-five
Health & Wellbeing
Solihull Active have collated opportunities to help prevent and manage various health conditions as well as ideas and tips to help keep individuals active at home.
For more information visit: https://www.solihullactive.co.uk/health-wellbeing/
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 email@example.com.