The 7th ISPAH Conference has seen the official launch of the Moving Medicine project and website resources by the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock. This is an excellent Faculty inspired and implemented project for which all involved in its development should be congratulated.
Moving Medicine focuses on supporting behavioural change discussions around physical activity. It will therefore support doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and all allied health professionals to use interactive resources together with their patients, in order to encourage physical activity to improve general wellbeing, prevent disease, manage both physical and mental health conditions, as well as aid recovery.
The Moving Medicine resources have been developed for use both in hospitals and in the community and tailored to a variety of communication settings. Produced by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine in collaboration with Public Health England and developed in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians, The Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of Nursing, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists alongside NHS Trusts and many health related charities. It has also been supported by significant funding from Sport England and the Lottery. BASEM is proud to have been supporting the whole project and financing the primary prevention resources.
Moving Medicine is set to have a significant impact supporting healthcare and allied healthcare professionals with the UK physical activity agenda. The resources are free to use and can be accessed here: www.movingmedicine.ac.uk