Leeds Beckett researchers support Moving Medicine
Dr Nicky Kime, Andy Pringle and Stephen Zwolinsky helped to develop the Moving Medicine initiative, which was launched by the Right Hon Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health, during the recent International Society of Physical Activity and Health conference.
Moving Medicine is a national level collaboration between the Royal College of General Practitioners, Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine, Public Health England and Sport England. The aim is to develop interactive web-tools for healthcare professionals to support physical activity promotion across a range of conditions including diabetes and mental wellbeing.
Moving Medicine provides healthcare professionals, including GPs and nurses, with access to a suite of resources that have been developed to encourage people to take more physical activity.
Dr Pringle said: “It was great to work alongside the Moving Medicine Development Teams, as well as GPs and other healthcare professionals in contributing to such an important project. The team’s involvement builds upon the existing research they have been undertaking investigating factors that healthcare professionals face when promoting physical activity, in addition to the 2018 Chief Medical Officer Physical Activity Guidelines Update which I was involved in.”
For more information please contact Dr Andy Pringle, Reader in Physical Activity and Public Health, firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on Moving Medicine can be found at: http://movingmedicine.wpengine.com/