Physical Wellbeing

We know that our staff lead extremely busy lives so our aim is to help them, as much as possible, to make healthy choices while they are at work. We have an extensive health and wellbeing programme to encourage staff to lead a more active lifestyle.

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Looking after your physical wellbeing can be hard, especially in times of stress. We also know time is precious and not everyone wants to spend their free time in the gym.

Whether you’re looking to stop smoking, cut down on drinking alcohol or increase your levels of activity, we have a range of offers, discounts and helpful tips to help you on your way. From gym memberships, discounts on days out and access to NHS staff offers, there is sure to be something to help you, and your family, have fun whilst improving your physical wellbeing.

Fitness Centres

By joining Staff Social Club, you can become a member of our RVI and Freeman Hospital Fitness Centres for just £10 a month.

Fitness Centres

Cycle to Work

Get more active with our cycle to work scheme.

The Salary Sacrifice Cycle to Work Scheme gives you the opportunity to obtain a regular bike or e-bike and accessories up to the value of £10,000 of your choice by sacrificing a portion of your salary.

Cycle to Work


As part of our Benefits Everyone scheme, we provide a range of health and fitness offers and discounts for Newcastle Hospitals staff. Visit the website for more information:

Discounts and Offers

Clubs, Classes and challenges

We have a range of running and walking clubs, as well as yoga and pilates classes and fun challenges available for staff. For more information about health and wellbeing, contact

#DoingOurBit fitness platform

#DoingOurBit, who offer free physical wellbeing sessions, have now created a free mental wellbeing hub for NHS staff to use. 

#DoingOurBit is a specially designed online fitness platform with over 60 free workouts for NHS staff, with new content being added all the time. Every workout has been externally verified to ensure the highest level of safety, integrity, and quality.

Green Gym

  • Feel fitter, stronger and healthier through fun and physical activities outdoors
  • Boost your self-esteem and confidence by learning new skills
  • Feel less stressed and more resilient by spending time outside in green spaces
  • Feel more connected to your local community and others by volunteering and making a difference
  • Make new friends.

Find out more about Green Gym and the wider Nature Connect – Newcastle Hospitals programme or contact us at [email protected]