Letters Health promotion

Cycle to work scheme in the NHS

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1896 (Published 12 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1896
  1. Christopher M Jack, specialist registrar in trauma and orthopaedics1,
  2. Max Edwards, specialist registrar in trauma and orthopaedics1,
  3. Mirant Parikh, associate specialist1,
  4. Samuel Rajaratnam, consultant orthopaedic surgeon2
  1. 1Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington, Kent BR6 8ND
  2. 2Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UD
  1. chrisjack{at}hotmail.com

    Byberg and colleagues’ study on mortality and physical activity convinces us of the importance of health promotion.1 Making the Department of Transport’s cycle to work scheme available to all NHS employees would yield enormous benefits. The scheme allows a tax exempt loan to purchase a bicycle and associated …

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