Active Practice Charter Launched: New Toolkit Aims to Help GPs Encourage Physical Activity

Created 2 months ago, updated 2 months ago

Sport England have teamed up with the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) to launch the Active Practice Charter that inspires and celebrates GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity in their patients and staff.

With one in four people saying they would be more active if it was recommended by a GP or nurse, the charter includes a toolkit that will support time-poor GPs to raise the subject of activity with patients and achieve Active Practice status. The charter is part of Sport England’s Physical Activity and Lifestyle partnership with RCGP, supported by £160,400 of National Lottery funding. The charter will support around 8,000 GP practices in the UK and aims to help them raise awareness of the simple changes that can be made to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of patients and staff.