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We are now a parkrun practice!

For those of you who have not heard of parkrun, it is a 5km run that takes place in parks all over the country, every Saturday at 9am. www.parkrun.org.uk

parkrun UK has launched a new ‘parkrun practice’ initiative with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). Under this initiative, GP practices across the UK are encouraged to develop close links with their local parkrun and to prescribe participation.

The Nuffield Practice has signed up to this scheme and we are now a parkrun practice. We will be actively encouraging our patients to participate; you do not have to be a runner to take part; you can walk and you can take along dogs, children and pushchairs. You only need to register once at www.parkrun.org.uk/register

Look out for members of the Nuffield Practice; we will be wearing light blue bibs with ‘Nuffield Practice rep’ on the back. Come and say hello; ask questions, or ask us to run or walk with you.

parkrun say that taking part can benefit health and wellbeing through increased physical activity, skill development, friendships and socialisation, mutual support and personal empowerment. The events are all run by volunteers and studies have shown that volunteering itself can decrease rates of depression, reduce social isolation and improve self-esteem.

Come along and join in the fun! The Witney parkrun starts at the West Witney Sports and Social Club on Burford Road. Parking is available.

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Further information

Zero Tolerance Statement

Our staff come to work to care for others, and it is important for all members of the public and our staff to be treated with respect.
We aim to treat our patients courteously at all times and expect our patients to treat our staff in a similary way.

We take seriously any threatening, abusive or violent behaviour againist any of our staff or patients. if a patient is violent or abusive, they will be asked to stop. if they persist, we may exercise our rights to take action to have them removed, immediately if necessary from our pratice list.

The practice considers thratening behaviour to be:

Attempted or actual aggressive threatening physical actions made towards any member of staff.
The use of aggressive, threatening or abusive language, (including raising of the voice, swearing and cursing, shouting) which threatens or intimidates staff.
In line with the rest of the NHS, and to ensure this is fully observed we have a Zero Tolerance policy in place, whereby any aggressive or violent behaviour towards our staff will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Anyone giving verbal abuse to members of the staff will be sent a letter from the Practice stating that this behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in the removal from the Practice patient list. There will be no appeal process.

We hope that you will understand and welcome this policy which is in place for the best interest of our hard working staff as well as our patients.

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