Walking, wheeling and cycling to be offered on prescription in nationwide trial

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Walking, wheeling and cycling to be offered on prescription in nationwide trial

Posted: Thu, 25 Aug 2022 11:46

Walking, wheeling and cycling to be offered on prescription in nationwide trial

Social prescriptions, including walking, wheeling and cycling, will be offered by GPs as part of a new trial to improve mental and physical health and reduce disparities across the country, the government has announced today (22 August 2022).

The government has awarded £12.7 million in multi-year funding to 11 local authority areas in England. The funding will go towards several pilot projects in each location, including:

  • adult cycle training
  • free bike loans
  • walking groups

Other schemes include all-ability cycling taster days where people who may not have cycled before can try to in a friendly environment, or walking and cycling mental health groups where people can connect with their communities as they get active

Read the full report here.

Tags: NASP, Social Prescribing

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