Enabling Patients to Get Active for Better Health – Let’s Do This!
The importance of getting and staying active has been at the forefront of the government’s response to the pandemic, with the Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, stating: “There is no situation, there is no age and no condition where exercise is not a good thing.”
Many adults across the UK have struggled to remain active and have become deconditioned, putting them at risk of poorer health outcomes than before the pandemic. A recent Sport England survey of 1,300 people with long-term conditions revealed that the risk of Covid-19 was the greatest barrier to being active, and that loss of physical activity was increasing their stress and anxiety.
Improving the health of the population is a priority as the nation begins to recover from the first wave of Covid-19 and as further lockdown restrictions ease. Physical activity will play a key role in building the nation’s health resilience and reducing pressure on the NHS.
As a healthcare professional, you play a unique role in addressing inactivity, with one in four people stating that they would be more active if they were advised by a GP or nurse.
We’re offering a FREE online training session (1 hour) for all healthcare professionals, so that you feel equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools to speak to patients about the benefits of getting active.
This session will cover the wide range of benefits of physical activity, current Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines for physical activity, how to provide brief advice during consultations, and signposting.
This online training is for registered healthcare professionals in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West and is funded by Public Health England.
To book onto this course please fill in the form below.
Participants will be sent a zoom link via email to join the session.
For more information contact: Casey.Dunlop@GetBerkshireActive.org
Please note your details will be passed onto the organisers of this training.