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Active Partnerships support local GP practices in gaining Active Practice Charter recognition

Posted: Thu, 09 Mar 2023 10:34

Active Partnerships support local GP practices in gaining Active Practice Charter recognition

Being active has many physical and mental health benefits, including reducing the risk of many long-term conditions; helping manage existing conditions; ensuring good musculoskeletal health; developing and maintaining physical and mental function and independence; supporting social inclusion; helping maintain a healthy weight; and reducing inequalities for people with long-term conditions.1 Read More »

Active Oxfordshire celebrates 12 highlights from 2022

Posted: Tue, 20 Dec 2022 09:08

Active Oxfordshire celebrates 12 highlights from 2022

As 2022 draws to a close, we want to celebrate our highlights from the year, working together with more than 85 partners across Oxfordshire. Together, we've helped over 6,000 people to improve their health and wellbeing through physical activity. We continue to work tirelessly for a happier, healthier and more active Oxfordshire and there is so much more to do - but for now we want to say thank you to our partners and communities, and take a moment to celebrate highlights from the year with our "12 days of Christmas" campaign. Read More »

What is social prescribing, why is it important, and what can we do to make it better?

Posted: Tue, 13 Dec 2022 11:52

What is social prescribing, why is it important, and what can we do to make it better?

Social prescribing and community-based support is part of the NHS Long Term Plan commitment to make personalised care business as usual across health and care.

Physical activity is a golden thread of social prescribing it can support with long term health conditions, low mood and anxiety, loneliness and connection to nature. Sometimes although not the primary problem facing a patient with complex needs, physical activity can become one of the solutions to getting them back to positive wellbeing. Read More »