There are a wide range of resources available to help health care professionals gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to talk to their patients about physical activity.
Guidelines, toolkits and blogs
Public Health England Health Matters
Published January 2020- gives a great overview of physical activity resources, programmes and campaigns for the public
Clinical Champions Blog
Moving Healthcare Professionals
Moving Healthcare Professionals is a national partnership programme led by Sport England and Public Health England. It’s designed to help support healthcare professionals in promoting physical activity to the public.
UK Chief Medical Officers Guidelines 2019
NICE Guideline PH44
Recommendation 3. Incorporating brief advice in commissioning
Campaigns and Resources
We are Undefeatable
Led by a collaboration of 15 leading health and social care charities and supported by PHE and Sport England
This Girl Can
RCGPs Physical Activity and Lifestyle Toolkit
RCGP Active Practice Charter
Love activity, hate exercise?
GP practices across the UK are encouraged to develop close links with their local parkrun to become parkrun practices.
Active Conversations is a practical, evidence-based online learning course developed by clinicians, for clinicians that teaches you how to have quick, effective and positive conversations that encourage patients to do more physical activity.
Physical activity in the treatment of long term conditions
Motivational interviewing in brief consultations
All Our Health
Interactive All Our Health e-learning sessions, written by PHE and developed by Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare, are available to increase the knowledge, confidence and skills of all health and care professionals in embedding prevention in their day to day practice.
Resources for patients
The One You website includes the free Active 10 and Couch to 5k apps, along with information and videos to help people get inspired to move more.
parkrun advertise free 5km runs for all abilities, with many locations across England
Find regional sport and activity opportunities in England.
NHS Live well, exercise
Free fitness ideas and tips from the NHS.