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Salford Workforce Leads the Way

Salford’s workforce came together on 19th August clocking up an impressive 417 miles collectively as part of a Workforce Walking Challenge along the newly-established Salford Trail.

Workers ‘practiced what they preach’ embracing some healthy activity while raising awareness of the fantastic green space and walking routes Salford has to offer.

Salford Ramblers

Manchester and Salford Ramblers took the lead of more than 80 workers from the NHS, Salford Council, Salford’s Fire Service and the voluntary sector who came together with the community to ‘walk and talk’, learning more about Salford’s green space and heritage, including Port Salford Greenway and Pocket Park, Barton Bridge.

Prof David Yates, Salford Rambler and former A&E Consultant said: “The message is clear, walking has the potential to improve not just our physical, but our mental health and wellbeing. It connects communities and gets people moving. Salford’s Trail is over 50 miles long and offers a far nicer alternative to get from A to B than driving! We see this challenge as a starting point for staff to think about how they build walking into their everyday lives and lead by example.”

Feedback was overwhelmingly positive with many people saying they enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people, discover new places in Salford and be outside in the fresh air.

We have had lots of requests to provide more walks for the workforce in Salford and as a result of this are establishing a group of ‘walking champions’ across Salford. Please contact Amanda Rafferty, amanda.rafferty@nhs.net for more information.

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How to contact the communications and engagement team

Communications Manager

Lindsay Kirby
0161 212 4819
Lindsay.kirby@nhs.net

 

Engagement Manager

Amanda Rafferty
0161 212 4956
Amanda.rafferty@nhs.net

 

Or write to us:

NHS Salford CCG
St James House
Pendleton Way
Salford
M6 5FW

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