Blackpool Trust staff take up social media health challenge

Nick Lane, Head of Therapies for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Nick Lane, Head of Therapies for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals


A social media challenge for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to promote an active lifestyle has been taken up by Trust staff.

Using the Twitter handle @WeAHPS, the staff are aiming for a healthier lifestyle by running up stairs and taking part in other activities.

A social media competition with #WeActiveChallenge started on August 1 and will run until August 31 on Twitter. The organisers have asked for AHPs, including their communities, family and friends, to get more active and tweet pictures to share how they are supporting the challenge.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Head of Therapies, Nick Lane, has made this challenge one of his three key messages for August, encouraging staff to take part and publicise simple things like taking the stairs rather than using lifts. Every little helps!

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This summer the campaign will expand across all the ‘WeCommunities’ on Twitter.  As a group of nurses, midwives, health visitors, AHPs, doctors, pharmacists, paramedics, finance professionals and commissioners with more than 100,000 combined followers on Twitter, the members feel well placed to influence the healthcare workforce as peers and colleagues.


Why not join in and #GetActive this summer by being a role model for a healthy lifestyle with the #WeActiveChallenge.

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