Case Studies

There is plenty of local activity around the NHS (2012) Challenge and encouraging people to take up sport and physical activity. Here is a selection of case studies from around the country that will hopefully inspire you to join in and improve your health & wellbeing:

Peter McCarvill - From Brentford to Barcelona - Kent Community Health NHS Trust

I am a Physical Activity Assistant, working as part of the Healthy Weight Team, for Kent Community Health NHS Trust. I decided that I wanted to complete a challenge that would test me, and met up with 2 friends (Matt and Rory) from Bournemouth University and we agreed that we would complete a cycle for charity.

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Ian Plágaro-Neill - South Tyneside Primary Care Mental Health Service

My professional background is in mental health social work and I have a Masters degree in counselling. For the past 11 years I have worked as a therapist in a MH team for the NHS.

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Northern Devon Healthcare Trust

Health Promotion Devon was commissioned to run a step challenge with commissioning staff including Commissioners, CCGs and GP surgery staff in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay (cluster). This later expanded to include council staff in Devon and Torbay.

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Murray Allen - Kent Community Health NHS Trust

In the summer of 2011, I ruptured my Achilles tendon and following surgery I was in plaster and then in a protective boot for 3 months followed by a few more months of slow recovery.

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The Team Somerset NHS “Go For It” Challenge 2012

In 2010 the Department of Health issued a challenge to all PCTs to use the inspirational power of the Olympic Games to get 2012 NHS staff involved in sport or physical activity by London 2012.

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