Get Physical is a programme co-ordinated by Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) that is exploring how physical activity might be incorporated into the daily lives of patients and NHS staff and the wider workforce across Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire to improve their health and wellbeing.
Our first event in December 2015 was organised by Oxford AHSN with Public Health England, the county sports partnerships of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, Health Education England Thames Valley and occupational health from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NHS FT) and Oxford Health NHS FT.
We now have a steering committee that includes these partners and other partners from the public and private sector. See our partners.
Following the December meeting, the steering committee has prioritised the following actions:
• starting up a quarterly ‘Get Physical’ newsletter aimed at healthcare professionals
• running a motivational interviewing course (building staff confidence to have conversations around health and wellbeing)
• hosting a half-day event aimed at HR directors and senior managers in commercial and healthcare-related sectors.
For more information contact Amy Shearman firstname.lastname@example.org