Bring on the final week of #NursesActive

It’s hard to believe we’re heading towards the final week of the #WeActiveChallenge 2019

It’s been going for 5 years now and it was the brain child of @jkfillingham of the @weAHPs community.

It’s a wonderful challenge once a year in the month of August to encourage us all to be a bit more active, and the competitive spirit of the Health professions battling it out for top place is fabulous! Usually the AHPs smash it, but this year it will be the year of the Nurses πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ (no pressure, lets just make sure we have the right hashtag! #NursesActive plural 🀣). The wonderful @wilsoncat and @BevMatthewsRN have been having evening ‘check ins’ via DMs to assess our status and introduce new challenges such as ‘planking’ and headstands which has been a hit!

@finniejax even got her self in the local paper for her planking efforts!

Trusts that have really embraced the challenge include Imperial, ULCH, Barts & East & North Herts, and there are many others too … the Salford AHPs and the Irish dancing was a real treat!! thank you all for setting the pace 🌟

Of course it always helps to get a badge along the way too and I’m rather delighted to have got my gold one! Check out your badge status via the ‘we gizmos’ along with all the activity at

We’re also encouraging team #NursesActive to give ParkRun a go on 24/8, we’re hoping to flood twitter with #NursesActive pics on Saturday πŸ˜‰

if you’re still yet to try ParkRun why not google your local one, register to get a bar code and join in the fun πŸ˜‰ more details here Walking is totally allowed!

Huge thanks to Trudy @trudyward8 who is going to give ParkRun a go for the first time this Saturday!

Finally a MASSIVE thanks to #teamChinn that make all of this possible! Tree @AgencyNurse & Nick @NRCUK together, are the glue of this community, they are AWESOME in creating positive staff experiences and wellbeing, which in turn creates great patient experiences and improved outcomes, and that’s what we’re all about πŸ˜‰

Author: @kathevans2

I’m a Children’s Nurse who is passionate about improving healthcare and life with people who use services. I love getting out in the countryside or to the seaside to promote my mental health and well-being. On a journey to doing 100 marathons (slowly!) & part of team #NHS1000miles (new members always welcome!) I also love charity shopping, cooking and healthy eating too πŸ˜‰ Sharing thoughts on a range of things that interest me. Comments, challenge, links to further thinking and research are most welcome. Learning and thinking together is always more fun!

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