Physical Activity for the Prevention and Management of Long-Term Conditions (Cohort 2)

No prior booking is required. Please use the following Microsoft Teams link to join this session on the day: 


FREE physical activity training for Healthcare Professionals, to address patient inactivity and improve the nation’s health resilience.


Brought to you by NHS North Cumbria CCG's Primary Care Team in collaboration with Public Health England.

In recent months, the importance of getting and staying active has been at the forefront of the government’s response to the pandemic, with the CMO for England, Professor Chris Whitty, stating: “There is no situation, there is no age and no condition where exercise is not a good thing."

Despite the benefits of physical activity, many adults across the UK have struggled to remain active and have become deconditioned, putting them at risk of poorer health outcomes than before the pandemic. The We are Undefeatable survey of 1,300 people with long-term conditions revealed that the risk of Covid-19 was the greatest barrier to being active, and that loss of physical activity was increasing their stress and anxiety.

Improving the health of the population is a priority as the nation begins to recover from the first wave of Covid-19 and as further lockdown restrictions ease. And physical activity will play a key role in building the nation’s health resilience and easing pressures on the NHS. 

Healthcare professionals (HCPs) play a unique role in addressing inactivity, with one in four people stating that they would be more active if they were advised by a GP or nurse. 

Public Health England and their network of 47 Physical Activity Clinical Champions, which is made up of GPs, Nurses, Midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals, are encouraging NHS organisations to book a free online training session for their HCP workforce, so that they feel equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools to speak to patients about the benefits of getting active. 

The 90 minute session will increase HCPs knowledge of the current Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) guidelines for physical activity and how to provide brief advice during consultations. If you’re working as a HCP or managing a workforce of HCPs, you can help make a difference to patients’ lives and support those who have become deconditioned during the pandemic.

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Event Details

Event date 16 March 2022 3:30 pm
Event end date 16 March 2022 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 9 November 2021 3:30 pm
Cut off date 16 March 2022 3:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Virtual