Prevention at scale is a key strategic driver for the Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership, and so the Physical Activity Subgroup is there to make sure that physical activity place-based prevention programmes will be developed and implemented in primary care, secondary care, plus in the community, to reach large populations of people who would benefit from being more physically active.
The Subgroup will support the Prevention Board in achieving its purpose and have co-developed three key thematic plans based around evidence of need:
In addition to helping primary care implement the Active Practice Charter, working with the Health Equalities Group to support the development of the NHS Prevention Pledge for secondary care and being a key partner in the North West Physical Activity & Mental Health Network in association with Mind, we can also support the care and charitable sector with expertise in research and insight.
MSP and Active Cheshire have also been commissioned by the Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership to test and pilot implementing the RCGP and Sport England-backed Active Practice Charter in 10 GP Practices in the region.
The vision of the initiative is that GP practices across the UK can take steps to encourage and support staff and patients to lead healthier, happier lives by taking action that encourages people to be more active and less sedentary.
MSP are supporting GP Practices in the Liverpool City Region to achieve the Charter by implementing research and insight, training, equipment, signposting and links to local physical activity providers.
The links below should be useful for any practice embarking on their journey towards becoming an Active Practice.