Physical Activity and Lifestyle Toolkit

A toolkit providing support and guidance on how to have healthy conversations with patients about being more active. It also includes the Moving Medicine resources and a number of useful fact sheets.

This toolkit has been designed by the Royal College of GP's in partnership with Sport England, to be used by primary care professionals in the UK. Any health professional concerned about their own activity levels may find the toolkit useful. The toolkit is designed to have something for all clinicians.

The Physical Activity and Lifestyle Toolkit includes Moving Medicine which helps healthcare professionals advise patients on how physical activity can help to manage their conditions, prevent disease and aid recovery. It provides everything you need to have 1-minute, 5-minute and longer conversations with patients about being physically active. The tool focuses on helping to address the most common long-term health conditions affecting the population, such as cancer, depression, musculoskeletal pain and type 2 diabetes.

Moving Medicine is a key component of the Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme, which is designed to support healthcare professionals embed physical activity into their approach to treating patients for key conditions in line with existing National Institute for Health Care Excellence guidance.

E-Learning Resources:

There are free e-learning modules about the benefits of physical activity which can be found on Health Education England's 'e-LfH portal'. There are 11 modules focusing on physical activity for prevention and management, with the suite also including a pregnancy and postnatal module developed in partnership with 'ukactive'. You can access these resources here: E-Learning Resources


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