Physical Activity Network

The core commitment, “We will encourage and assist people to become more physically active”, provides a framework for the work of the network.

The network is chaired by Fred Turok, Chair of ukactive. Dan Poulter MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health provides Ministerial support.

The network is comprised of:
– a board which sets the strategic direction for the network, oversees the work programme and champions the network across business communities;
– the physical activity partners forum which brings together all physical activity partners three to four times a year to agree pledges, share good practice and develop partnerships to support delivery of the collective pledges; and
– taskforces as required to lead on specific actions, whose members are drawn from our physical activity partners.

See members of the board

See papers from the Partner Forum

Please go to ‘Our Partners’ for a full list of the partners signed up to the physical activity pledges.

Updates on the work of the network will be published on this website. Interested in becoming more involved in our work? Contact:

physicalactivitynetwork@dh.gsi.gov.uk

29 January – Physical Activity Network Partners Forum

All Physical Activity Network (PAN) partners are invited to attend the next Partners Forum meeting which will take place on Tuesday 29th January from 11am to 2pm at Skipton House, 80 London Road, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6LH. We … Read more → – 29 January – Physical Activity Network Partners Forum

Amendments to the annual updates for physical activity pledges

All partners signed up to any physical activity pledges will be asked to provide narrative updates on the specific activities or projects they have undertaken to increase participation in physical activity over the past year and the impact that their … Read more → – Amendments to the annual updates for physical activity pledges

Physical Activity Network Partners Forum 29 October meeting

We were delighted to welcome 75 people to the Partners Forum on 29th October. We are grateful to all those who contributed to the programme: Ian Green from YMCA England and Steve Nelson from the County Sports Partnership Network on … Read more → – Physical Activity Network Partners Forum 29 October meeting

Fred Turok speaks at a Parliamentary CSR event on delivering a lasting legacy post 2012

Fred Turok, chair of the Responsibility Deal physical activity network, joined a high profile panel of guest speakers at a Parliamentary event last week to discuss the role of corporate responsibility in delivering a health legacy from the 2012 Olympic … Read more → – Fred Turok speaks at a Parliamentary CSR event on delivering a lasting legacy post 2012

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Physical activity network future work programme

The Physical activity network has published its forward work programme which sets out the network’s priorities for the remainder of the current Parliament.  These include plans to grow membership of the network, to maximise the impact of its current pledges … Read more → – Physical activity network future work programme

Physical Activity Network Partners Forum 11 June meeting

The Physical Activity Network Partners Forum on the 11 June 2012 was kindly hosted by Play Providers Association at the Wharf Rooms, Gambado Chelsea. In addition to presentations from partners on their ongoing work to deliver their physical activity pledges, … Read more → – Physical Activity Network Partners Forum 11 June meeting

Fred Turok, chair of the physical activity network talks about the Olympic legacy

Fred Turok

What an incredible two weeks of sport. The Games have had everything: passion, excitement, enthusiasm and more success than anyone could have imagined.  All the world’s top athletes competed in London and Team GB won over 50 medals, finishing an … Read more → – Fred Turok, chair of the physical activity network talks about the Olympic legacy

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Macmillan and The Ramblers join forces and pledge to get people walking

More people will be encouraged to get on their feet and get walking thanks to a new partnership between leading charities, Public Health Minister Anne Milton announced today. Macmillan Cancer Support and The Ramblers have taken over the reigns of … Read more → – Macmillan and The Ramblers join forces and pledge to get people walking

Fred Turok, chair of the physical activity network; The Silent Killer in our Workplace

Fred Turok

Poor employee health costs UK businesses over £100 billion a year.  Fred Turok, chair of the Responsibility Deal physical activity network, urges businesses to sign up to the physical activity pledges – boosting not only public health but also the … Read more → – Fred Turok, chair of the physical activity network; The Silent Killer in our Workplace

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11th June – Physical Activity Network Partners Forum

The Responsibility Deal Physical Activity Network is hosting their next Partners Forum meeting on Monday 11th June 2012 from 11am to 2pm.  One of their partners, the Play Providers Association, has kindly agreed to host this meeting at one of … Read more → – 11th June – Physical Activity Network Partners Forum