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.

Physical Activity: Training & Resources

Level 2 RSPH Award in Encouraging Physical Activity

Level 2 RSPH Award in Encouraging Physical Activity

Learners will increase their knowledge and understanding of why individuals may not actively participate in physical activity, the health benefits of physical activity and how individuals can be helped and supported to improve their health by increasing their level of physical activity.

Who should attend?

This qualification is for individuals with an interest in health who are also interested in helping others develop a healthier lifestyle by encouraging physical activity.

Book here:

Wednesday 15th September, 9am-4pm

To arrange a bespoke training session for your team contact Active Dorset:

Active Dorset Supporting Individuals to Move More

Active Dorset Supporting Individuals to Move More

A condensed course packed with information to help you encourage others to move more, including guidelines for physical activity levels, the health benefits of moving more and influencing others using behaviour change theory.

Book here:

Wednesday 22nd September (9:00am-12:30pm)

To arrange a bespoke training session for your team contact Active Dorset:

Physical Activity for the Prevention and Management of Long-term Conditions

Physical Activity for the Prevention and Management of Long-term Conditions

Free training for healthcare professionals.

Expert Physical Activity Clinical Champions are delivering FREE, peer to peer 1-3 hours online training sessions to groups of healthcare professionals at a date and time to suit local needs e.g. Vocational Training Schemes, Protected Learning Time, lunchtime learning etc.

For more information on this training, or to book a session for your team, please contact Brad at

Recommending PHE physical activity products to patients

Here are a series of short videos with members of the Physical Activity Clinical Champions network, to help with the following:

  • Start a conversation about physical activity.
  • Apply the UK CMOs' physical activity guidelines during your consultations.
  • Access the resources and tools to facilitate these conversations.

1. Embedding physical activity advice into clinical practice

2. How to start a physical activity conversation

3. Applying UK physical activity guidelines to everyday practice

4. When is physical activity advice suitable for patients?

5. Accessing the right resources for you

6. Embedding physical activity into clinical practice

Active Mums

Being active during pregnancy and beyond brings with it a host of physical and mental benefits, including a reduction in hypertensive disorders, lower gestational weight gain, a reduction in the risk of developing gestational diabetes, and a reduction in depression, improved emotional wellbeing and a quicker return to pre-pregnancy weight in the postpartum period.

However, many healthcare professionals don't regularly have conversations about physical activity with this population group.

In response, Moving Medicine, This Girl Can and The Active Pregnancy Foundation have teamed up to provide a suite of the most useful training and resources, based on feedback from GPs, midwives and health visitors, to arm healthcare professionals such as yourself with the knowledge and confidence to proactively hold these conversations. Active mums start with you.


There are currently a range of resources that you can support to encourage patients to move more in a way that works for them. These include:

  • We Are Undefeatable: A national campaign to inspire and support people with long-term health conditions to be active.
  • Better Health: Public Health England campaign to encourage healthier lifestyle. choices.
  • This Girl Can: A national campaign designed to show women everywhere that sport can be a fun and enjoyable part of our lives.
  • Healthier You - NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: A free programme for those who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Podcast on Prescription

Brought to you by the National Academy of Social Prescribing, host Dr Radha Modgil chats to incredible individuals about how they manage their health and wellbeing, as well as shining a light on social prescribing.

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.

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