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RCGP urges GP practices to 'prescribe' 5k runs to patients


I'm a regular participant and volunteer at my local parkrun myself, and I have patients who participate and volunteer at parkrun, but I object to Parkrun UK attempting to dictate the nature and content of my consultations. I suspect the echo chamber that came up with this suggestion hasn't a clue about the level at which our "least active" or "with long term health conditions" are functioning physically. I would prefer to continue to promote physical activity in a patient-centred way without being told to shove an event that's indistinguishable from a 5km running race in the faces of patients with ... what? Severe COPD? Heart failure? Cystic fibrosis? Wheelchair users? Seriously?

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21 Jun 2018

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