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The NHS 2012 Challenge

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Poll

What bicycle do you ride on, to your NHS workplace?

All about cycling..
1. Tourer
 
14% (1 votes)
2. Mountain Bike
 
0% (0 votes)
3. Racer
 
0% (0 votes)
4. Folding Bike
 
0% (0 votes)
5. Hybrid Bike
 
86% (6 votes)
6. Electric Bike
 
0% (0 votes)
7. A Trike
 
0% (0 votes)
8. recumbent bicycle
 
0% (0 votes)
9. Cargo bike
 
0% (0 votes)
10. eCargo bike
 
0% (0 votes)
11. Vintage Bike pre 1980's
 
0% (0 votes)
 

The NHS 2012 Challenge

Sport & Physical Activity - Inspired by the 2012 Games, David Nicholson has challenged the NHS is to use the inspirational power of the 2012 Olympics to get NHS employees actively engaged in sport or physical activity as part of, or associated with, their NHS employment. http://www.sportandphysicalactivity.nhs.uk/accreditationcertificate.asp

http://www.sportandphysicalactivity.nhs.uk/accreditationcertificate.asp

Sport & Physical Activity - Inspired by the 2012 Games, David Nicholson has challenged the NHS is to use the inspirational power of the 2012 Olympics to get NHS employees actively engaged in sport or physical activity as part of, or associated with, their NHS employment.

This challenge is important to the future effectiveness of the NHS as the health and well-being of its staff is key to delivering quality care for patients. Improvements in staff health and well-being could help the NHS reduce sickness absence by up to a third, resulting in an additional 3.4 million working days a year (the equivalent of 14,900 extra staff) and an annual direct cost saving and improvements of up to £555 million.

NHS Sport and Physical Activity consists of a range of sport and physical activity programmes designed to maintain and promote staff morale. It is an opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle and encourage staff to get more physically active whilst also fulfilling responsibilities put upon NHS organisations by the new NHS Constitution.

The NHS 2012 brings this to life offering a tangible challenge to all staff in the NHS to take part in a range of physical activities with their work colleagues. Up and down the country groups of NHS people from different organisations are challenging each other and themselves to increase their involvement in fun and active physical activity and improving their health and wellbeing resulting in an improvement in their ability to offer care to our patients.