Carnegie researcher to present at leading healthcare conference
Dr Andy Pringle, a Reader in Physical Activity, Exercise and Health in the Carnegie Faculty, will deliver a lecture at the Primary Care and Public Health 2015 conference, which is the leading meeting for healthcare professionals working in primary care, community, and public health.
Andy’s lecture, ‘Exercise Referral Schemes (ERS) - their effectiveness in improving outcomes for hard-to-reach groups’, will see him reflect on the complex debates that underpin the topic presented, including what constitutes evidence of effectiveness, current national policy and guidance, along with the evidence of the impact of ERS/physical activity interventions including those with hard-to-reach groups.
As Andy explained: “The presentation reflects our work in the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure and the Centre for Active Lifestyles, which has a strong focus on evaluating the impact of community physical activity and public health interventions. It also builds on my involvement as a Topic Expert (physical activity) on the Public Health Advisory Committee responsible for the NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) guidance on Exercise Referral which was published in 2014.”
The presentation forms part of a day-long programme on public health with a focus on inequalities and local communities. Presentations are being made by colleagues in public health research and practice and the event has over 5,500 delegates registered across the two days.