We've been asking patients to walk, volunteer or run with us at our local Parkruns.
Parkruns are free weekly 5k events for all ages from 4-plus. They take place every Saturday morning at 9am at locations including:
Brentwood - Weald Country Park
Basildon - Northlands Park
Billericay - Lake Meadows Park
We're encouraging GP practices to partner with their local Parkrun and encourage their patients and staff to take part. Parkrun benefits health and wellbeing through increased physical activity, skill development, mutual support and personal empowerment.
Taking part is easy: register once on the parkrun website, print off your barcode and head down to your local event. For details see parkrun.org.uk
The CCG recently invited GPs, practice managers and patients to try out the Billericay Park run in Lake Meadows Park. CCG colleagues are pictured with Billericay GP Dr John Cockcroft and Billericay Parkrun Director David Hayday.