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Physical activity for the management and prevention of LTHC – Hampshire+IOW

May 9, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

An opportunity to access evidence-based resources proven to increase knowledge
and support clinical practice.

Supporting healthcare professionals
to improve patient care and outcomes.

Around 1 in 3 men and half of women are not achieving recommended

levels of activity for good health, with people with long term conditions

twice as likely to be amongst the least active. Physical activity is

incorporated across NICE clinical guidance, with evidence suggesting

1 in 4 people would be more active if advised by a GP or nurse.

However, 70-80% of GPs do not speak about the benefits of physical

activity to patients. This can be associated with knowledge, skills and

confidence gaps across HCPs. For example, a survey of

1,000 GPs found:

• Less than half (44%) of GPs are confident speaking about physical

activity with patients

• Over half (55%) of GPs had had no specific training on physical

activity in patient care

• 4 in 5 (80%) of GPs not familiar with the UK Chief Medical

Officers’ guidelines

Benefits of training

Attending this FREE online training provides the opportunity to:

• Access evidence-based resources proven to increase knowledge

and confidence, and support clinical practice in line with guidance

(e.g. NICE)

• Improve management and care of patients with 30+ long-term

conditions (e.g. CVD, type 2 diabetes, depression, MSK issues,

some cancers).

• Help reduce service demand and costs i.e. the ~£0.9bn annual cost

to the NHS associated with insufficient physical activity

The evidence

Over 25,000 HCPs have been trained so far. An independent evaluation

demonstrated improvements in participant knowledge, confidence and

frequency of patient physical activity conversations:

• 84% agreed the training was useful in their work

• 91% would recommend the training to their colleagues

• 40% of HCPs were having more conversations with their patients

about physical activity post-training

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