Ibstock & Barlestone Surgeries

132 High Street, Ibstock, Leicester, LE67 6JP

Telephone: 01530 263467


Sorry, we're currently closed. Please call NHS 111

Barlestone Surgery, Westfields, Barlestone, CV13 0EN | Telephone: 01455 299920 | ibstockhouse@nhs.net

Active Practice

We are proud to have been awarded an Active Practice status.

As a practice we recognise the health benefits of regular physical activity and breaking up
time seated or lying awake. We have been awarded for achieving the RCGP Active Practice
Charter by making changes.

Getting – and staying – active is critical in the primary and secondary prevention of over 20 chronic conditions, but approximately 34% of men and 42% of women in the UK are not active enough for good health. Physical inactivity is understood to be responsible for 1 in every 6 UK deaths and up to 40% of long-term conditions could be prevented if everyone met the UK Chief Medical Officer’s physical activity recommendations.

The evidence is clear – physical inactivity is a major risk factor for ill-health and physical activity is protective and preventative for all of us – young, old, well or with long-term conditions. The very modest risks are far outweighed by the benefits, and GPs and their teams are ideally placed to lead by example in their communities, and have conversations about physical activity with all of their patients.