Supporting people to move more
Healthcare professionals can play a leading role in supporting patients who are struggling to keep active, with one in four people stating that they would be more active if they were advised by a GP or nurse.
At a time when the NHS is under immense pressure, supporting people to keep active can reduce their risk of becoming deconditioned and developing long terms conditions.
We are keen to connect with any healthcare professionals in Dorset to provide support about physical activity, particularly for inequality groups and diverse communities.
The Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme
Moving Healthcare Professionals is a national programme, led by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities and Sport England, to support healthcare professionals to increase their knowledge and skills, and incorporate physical activity within routine care to support quality improvement and better patient outcomes.
The programme includes peer-led training courses led by our physical activity clinical champions, e-learning modules, resources to use during consultations such as the award winning Moving Medicine platform (winner of the Royal College of Physicians Excellence in patient care award for person-centred care 2020) and pilots in NHS Trusts to identify how physical activity can be embedded within the care pathway.
Details of how we support this programme are below.
Messaging Toolkit (MS Excel, 684 Kb)
This toolkit contains key messaging and suggestions on how to use national campaigns, ensuring they are relevant to your audience.
Our training provides healthcare professionals with:
• An up to date knowledge on the guidelines around physical activity
• A chance to explore how to talk about physical activity with patients
The fear of increasing symptoms or worsening long term problems commonly stops people from moving more. Read this advice healthcare professionals should give to patients
Resources that have been designed to help staff working in primary care to advocate for physical activity.
Moving Medicine is an initiative by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK) in partnership with Public Health England and Sport England.
Resources and training to support healthcare professionals and those working with pregnant and post-natal individuals to have conversations about physical activity as part of routine appointments and clinical care.
Long-term Conditions & Disabilities
Access resources to get a range of audiences moving more.
Resources to support the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
Thriving Communities Programme
A support programme for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) groups.
Recommending PHE physical activity products to patients
A series of short videos with members of the Physical Activity Clinical Champions network, to help healthcare professionals start a conversation about physical activity,
Contact My Patient
LiveWell Dorset supports people to lead healthier lifestyles by helping them to become more active, stop smoking, drink less alcohol and maintain a healthy weight.
Once you have started the conversation, LiveWell Dorset can continue it! You can signpost your patients to LiveWell or you can register them online for support.