Department of Health
P2. Physical Activity Guidelines
5 April, 2011
Submitted: 10 January, 2012
Using internal Department of Health communication channels, sponsored by the Departments Health and Wellbeing Board, we are communicating the Chief Medical Officers physical activity guidelines and a range of physical participation opportunities for staff. This work is done in partnership with HASSRA, CSSC and NHS Choices. We have established two staff groups: Health and Wellbeing Team Champions to provide a two way communication channel on staff physical activity opportunities; and the Staff Activity Leads Group to support staff who coordinate or run physical or other activities for staff. We are developing a quarterly activity menus for each department building so that staff can plan which physical activities they might undertake. Within this menu each month will be themed to focus on a different type of activity, for example April 2012 is outdoor month gardening, spring walks etc. We are working with external organisations organisation to signpost staff to out of work activities. We have consulted with Enable the Departments staff group for living with a disability/ies to ensure access is an integral part of activity forward planning.activities. We have a dedicated activity lead and communications support function to provide resource to coordinate, enable and monitor activity/ies.