11 April 2018
In England, approximately 1 in 4 people are not active enough (under 30 minutes a week of moderate intensity activity such as brisk walking), and these low levels of activity account for 1 in 6 deaths (equal to smoking) and 40% of many long-term conditions such as diabetes. It also costs the economy £7.4bn every year, including £0.9bn to the NHS.
One in four patients would be more active if advised by a GP or nurse. But as many as 72% GPs do not speak about the benefits of physical activity to patients.
Brief advice on physical activity from healthcare professionals has been shown to improve clinical outcomes. As such, Public Health England have been running a free programme facilitating Physical Activity Clinical Champions across England. It's been running peer-to-peer training and putting in place free resources for healthcare professionals to become Physical Activity Clinical Champions.
This programme will be coming to a close this year so don’t miss out on the opportunity to have a free facilitated session. For more information and to book a course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.