Moving Medicine is an initiative by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK) in partnership with Public Health England and Sport England and is a key component of the Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme,
It is dedicated to spreading best practice, research and advice about physical activity to clinicians and patients to create a healthier, happier and more active nation.
Evidence shows that one in four patients would be more active if advised by a GP or nurse, yet nearly three quarters of GPs don't speak about the benefits of physical activity to patients because of either a lack of knowledge, skills or confidence.
The Moving Medicine tool will help healthcare professionals advise patients on how physical activity can help to manage their conditions, prevent disease and aid recovery. Users are able to dig as deep as they want to into the evidence base, embedded in a time-based framework to support good quality conversations based on established behavioural change techniques and motivational interviewing theory.