Abstract

Walking for Health (WfH) is an activity that is particularly suitable for inactive people and those with long-term health conditions. WfH knows that many schemes would like to do more to engage local health professionals and promote walks to this audience. We have recently been working on a pilot project which aims to establish a signposting mechanism to help GPs and other health professionals identify suitable patients and tell them about their local scheme. We’ve also been speaking to schemes who have existing relationships with health professionals in their area.

This short guide contains some useful information and tips learned from this project that we wanted to pass on to all Walking for Health schemes.