The Active Practice Charter is a initiative from The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) and Sport England to inspire and celebrate GP practices that commit to increasing activity and reducing sedentary behaviour in staff and patients. 

One in four people saying they would be more active if it was recommended by a GP or nurse and Greater Manchester Moving want to support more GP practices throughout the city region to join our movement and become an Active Practice.

Simple changes can make a big difference in improving the physical and mental wellbeing of patients and staff, at relatively low cost.

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Sign-up to become an Active Practice

Head to the RCGP website now


What does becoming an Active Practice involve?

To gain Active Practice status, surgeries will need to show they've 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.

Read how an Active Practice in Ancoats (Urban Village Medical Practice) use a monthly Walk Talk Walk session to reduce sedentary behaviour in both staff and residents whilst also getting important health information to patients. Read the case story here.

You may wish to consider...Active Hospitals

Active Hospitals, provided by Moving Medicine, aims to change the physical activity culture within hospitals to encourage patients to move more.

Their toolkit can help you to create your own Active Hospital.

What does an Active Practice look like?

Find out more about parkrun practice initiative via the link below.


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