Healthcare Professionals

A range of information and resources for healthcare professionals.

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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.

Keeping active has been shown to boost mental health, reduce social isolation and in combination with standard medical care, plays an important role in the management and treatment of many long-term conditions to contribute to public health.

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. This might include providing text for patient letters or websites, delivering training and signposting to local opportunities.


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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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