Active Practice


Whittaker Lane Medical Centre has recently been awarded an 'Active Practice Status'. The Practice has focused on increasing physical activity for both the staff and patients, which has positive and beneficial impacts on out health.

Research shows that regular physical activity can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke by as much as 35% and decrease the risk of early death by as much as 30%.

As part of our commitment to the Active Practice Status, both clinical and administrative staff will be taking part in the local 'Pizza Run' situated at Heaton Park this September 2022.

If you are taking part, whether running or spectating, and you see us, please cheer us on.

Are you interested in becoming more active? Whether its planting and digging in the garden or taking the stairs instead of the lift. A walk around your local area or even further afield to the countryside. A solo journey on a bike to work or a family ride to the park. An early morning swim or an evening session at the gym. Whatever you decide to do, increasing your active status is protective to your health and helps prevent ill health. 

We continue to provide a monthly walk. Meet up with like minded people and walk local. For more information on on Whittaker Lane Walks, please click here for further information.

The Beacon Service provides community-based services to help get you active. The service also provides support for isolation/loneliness, mental health & wellbeing, long term health condition and many more. Please click here for further information.

Blue, purple and white, RCGP Active Practice Charter
Certificate of Achievement Whittaker Lane Medical Centre
A man takes a walk 'small steps to lift your mood'
A man uses a skipping rope 'good for your body, good for your mind'
A man using a step box 'small steps to life your mood'