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About PACC

What is PACC?

The Physical Activity Clinical Champions Programme (or PACC for short) is an evidence-based, physical activity education programme for health and care professionals. The aim is to increase health & care professionals’ knowledge and skills so that they can incorporate physical activity within routine care. This is aligned with the personalised care agenda and supports better patient outcomes.

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Who runs the PACC Programme?

The PACC programme is a Sport England funded project which is run by a consortium consisting of The Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK and Intelligent Health.

What are the benefits of PACC training?

The aim of this training is to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of practicing HCPs, enabling them to more effectively incorporate physical activity within their clinical care.

I’ve looked at the website and would like to find out more, is there someone I can talk to?

Please email and a member of the team will contact you.

How do I keep up to date with the PACC Programme?

Please contact and we will add you to our regular newsletter mailing list. You can also find out more about all our resources and latest news about PACC.

How do I share information about the PACC Programme with my colleagues?

You can download the promotional poster and circulate this to your colleagues, if you would like something more specific then please contact us at and we will assist you in putting together some messaging to share.

Our new place-based approach

What is the place-based approach?

We’ve had to think differently about how we create a sustainable delivery model and as a result are moving to a new approach to delivering the programme. This includes a group of PACCs who will be embedded within places across the country. Alongside delivering PACC training, these place-based PACCs will work closely with their host organisation and the central PACC team, to build relationships with local and regional stakeholders and organisations, developing a local online community of practice and encouraging healthcare professionals in their place to continue to develop their knowledge and skills.

Which areas are the pilot sites?

Our 4 pilot sites are Birmingham, Oxfordshire, Sheffield and Tower Hamlets. Each area has different challenges and we will taking the insight and learning from each pilot site into the development of a future model.

We are interested in being a future place-based hub, how do I find out more?

To find out more please email, giving us a bit of detail about who you are and where you are from and a member of the team will be in touch.

My area doesn’t have a place-based PACC, can I still book training?

Yes, one of our Universal PACCs will be able to deliver your session. Please complete this short form and a member of the team will be in touch to help co-ordinate your session.

Training Information

Who is the training aimed at?

The training is aimed at healthcare professionals or those in training.

Is this training suitable for students / trainees?

Yes, our PACC trainers regularly deliver sessions to students and trainees and can adapt their presentation to suit the audience.

I’m not a healthcare professional, can I attend a session organised for my place of work?

Yes, you would be very welcome to attend the training but please note that the presentation was created with healthcare professionals as the target audience.

What is the format of the training?

The session starts with some background on the PACC Programme and why it is important and then looks key concepts of physical activity, benefits of physical activity and finally supporting people to become more active. The trainer will present to you using the PACC slide sets and also pose some questions for the group to answer / discuss.

Is the training course accredited?

The accreditation for our current resources expired a short while ago, leaving us with a short period time where our training is not accredited. We are developing new materials which will be released Spring 2024, these will be accredited.

Do I receive a certificate when I have completed the training?

Not at the moment. We are developing new materials and a certificate will be available. If you require proof of completion please email your PACC trainer or and we will provide email confirmation that you attended the session.

Can I access the PACC training materials or any further information and training?

Once you have completed the training, the slides used in your session will be shared with your session organiser to distribute and you will be able to access all the resources highlighted in the training.

PACC Sessions

How do I book a session?

Please complete this short form and a member of the team will be in touch to help co-ordinate your session.

How long does the training take to complete?

The training requires a commitment of at least one hour, the session can be extended to meet your requirements. We find a 90 minute session works well for most audiences.

How much does the training cost?

The training is FREE, we just ask for at least 12 HCPs (from your organisation or with partners)

Is this training online or Face-to-Face?

Our primary delivery method for this training is online, if you require face-to-face training please specify in the ‘additional information’ section in the session request form and we will try our best to accommodate your request.

What equipment do I need?

For online delivery you will require a laptop or computer with video conferencing capability, for face-to-face delivery you will need to provide a suitable space for the training to be delivered in.

What is the minimum and maximum number of participants for a session?

You will need a minimum of 12 HCPs to attend the training. There is no maximum number, we may be able to provide additional trainers / support staff should you have a large audience.

Can I attend the training as an individual?

We will try and accommodate your request, please fill in the training request form and state that you would like to attend as an individual and a member of the team will be in touch.

Who will deliver my PACC session?

Your PACC session will be delivered by a specially trained clinical professional.

Can you tailor the training session to meet the needs of our area?

Yes, we will work with your local Active Partnership to include local signposting, the PACCs would also be happy to work with you to provide information to the group on different conditions, please let us know your requirements when you fill in the request form.

I need to reschedule my session, how do I do this?

Please contact your PACC trainer or as soon as possible.