Healthcare professionals help patients feel benefits of being active
Posted: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 10:12
More than 100 leaders from across the health and sport sectors joined us and the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) earlier today to celebrate a milestone for our Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme.
The programme works to embed physical activity into the structures, processes and cultures of healthcare at every level, making it easier for healthcare professionals such as GPs and nurses to routinely have conversations with their patients about how sport and activity can help.
nd today's event discussed the evaluation of Phase 2 of the programme, which can be seen further down the page, that looked at progress made across various work strands – with our chief executive Tim Hollingsworth excited with the work done to date, and what's to come in the future.
"Sport and physical activity has proven health outcomes, from contributing to the prevention of long-term conditions like heart disease and diabetes to supporting healthy bones and muscles and mental health," he said.
"The partnership between Sport England and OHID has demonstrated perfectly the value of two leaders in the sector joining forces in order to further their shared objectives – in this case, improving people's health.
"This collaboration can have a transformative impact on the health and happiness of our nation, with more people feeling the benefits of an active life and the sport and physical activity sector playing a stronger role in reducing pressures and supporting NHS England's ambitions.
"This is just the beginning. We look forward to working across sectors in the future to take this exciting and trailblazing work forward."
Taken from Sportengland.org