Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Groups have taken the Active Workplace Pledge in partnership with Active Cheshire to support the health and wellbeing in the workplace.

The Cheshire CCGs and Active Cheshire aim to make a difference and demonstrate that there are a wealth of benefits to individuals and organisations of integrating physical activity into daily routines, whether at work or at home.

Clare Watson, Workplace Pledge accountable officer, said: “We have always valued the health and wellbeing of our workforce, and taking the Active Workplace Pledge will provide real focus and direction in supporting the health and wellbeing of our teams in a positive and inclusive way that will ultimately support our organisational objectives.”

The Active Workplace Pledge will see the partnership grow throughout 2019, with colleagues across Cheshire having the opportunity to influence, inform, and benefit in a range of ways.

Throughout February the Cheshire CCGs will be working with Active Cheshire to develop their Active Workplace Plan to ensure a healthy start to 2019.

Anne Boyd, Active Cheshire CEO said, “It’s fantastic to see the local NHS take such a step towards bettering the lives of their employees, and importantly, recognising the impact that can have on organisational performance.

“We are very excited about this partnership and the prospect of working together to support those that work so hard to make sure that the people of Cheshire get the healthcare that they need.”