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carnegieXchange The Chief Medical Officers Physical Activity Guidelines 2018 Update


The Chief Medical Officer’s Physical Activity Guidelines 2018 Update: Implementation, Insights and Implications – Dr Andy Pringle

A carnegieXchange Seminar from Dr Andy Pringle

The current UK physical activity guidelines were published by the Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) in 2011 and offer evidence-based recommendations for physical activity. In 2018 a decision was taken to review the guidance and provide updated practical public health guidelines and the development of potential implementation pathways for all groups, from healthcare to communication professionals. 

During 2018, six Expert Working Groups (EWGs) worked with key national stakeholders to review the current guidelines and present new recommendations to the four UK CMOs based upon the latest scientific evidence. The EWGs were made up of UK and international experts in the field, covering four age ranges of UK physical activity guidelines (under 5s, children and young people aged 6 to 18, adults aged 19 to 64, and older adults aged 65 plus), plus new groups for sedentary behavior across the life course and Implementation and Surveillance. 

Dr Andy Pringle was appointed to the Expert Working Group for Implementation and Surveillance.This is the first time that a Leeds Beckett Academic has been appointed to this role and it is also the first time Implementation was included in the Review of the Physical Activity Guidelines.   The 2018 update is currently planned for publication in 2019, so the purpose of this seminar is to NOT to provide an overview of the updated recommendations for physical activity.  The aim of this seminar is to share the process by which the 2018 Review was undertaken, insights and reflections from the EWG for Implementation & Surveillance/the 2018 Review and to share some of the potential implications of the CMO Guidance for research, practice and our curriculum.

Further information on the 2018 update can be found here https://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/research/projects/current/physical-activity/ :


Event Details

22 May 2019
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