Leeds GPs take over parkrun

Leeds GPs are taking over Roundhay Park on Saturday 20 October as part of a national parkrun UK initiative. They are encouraging staff and patients to join them aiming to promote health and wellbeing. The Roundhay parkrun is a free, timed 5k run or walk.

Dr Martin Sutcliffe, GP at Alwoodley Medical Centre said: “A short run or walk is great for your mental and physical health. We’d like to see as many Leeds general practices sign up to this initiative as possible to help support their staff and patients wellbeing.”

Dr Sarah Forbes, GP at Oakwood Lane Medical Centre and Associate Medical Director at NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group said: “I think this is a fabulous idea. Getting started with running can be difficult but the parkrun initiative is a great start.”

To get your general practice signed up to Parkrun, visit: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/our-programmes/clinical-priorities/parkrun-practice.aspx

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Staying active

If you are interested in developing your running the skills The “Couch to 5k” app has been designed to get you off the sofa and running in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers and follow the step-by-step instructions in this free app. Visit https://oneyouleeds.co.uk/

RGCP and parkun UK initiative

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is partnering with parkrun UK to promote the health and wellbeing of staff and patients. Under this initiative, GP practices across the UK are encouraged to develop close links with their local parkrun to become parkrun practices.

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