Active Medicine

Supporting local healthcare professionals to learn more about how physical activity can make a difference and improve people's lives. Also find out more about the free Active Practice Charter.

The Active Together Partnership are supporting the health system to integrate physical activity into prevention and treatment pathways. Physical activity is an essential tool in supporting people to live healthier, happier lives. Working across the life course the Active Together Partnership will deliver targeted physical activity interventions and self-directed opportunities alongside advocacy within the health system to improve people's physical and mental wellbeing.

Break 150 staff activity challenge

Join our systemwide 'Break-150' Challenge to start your year feeling great. Log your physical activity along with your colleagues, to experience first-hand the benefits of an active lifestyle, 29th Jan – 29th Feb 2024.

  • Break 150 Journal Break 150 Journal (PDF, 614 Kb)

    Need inspiration to stay active and motivated? Download our Break 150 Journal for reflection and goal setting, packed with helpful suggestions to help you reach your fitness goals.

Guidance and learning

  • Active Medicine Prospectus Active Medicine Prospectus (PDF, 185 Kb)

    This document has been created to show how physical activity can be embedded into the health system to support both prevention and treatment. The document outlines what how physical activity can contribute to health outcomes and health policies and provides information on the support available le to do so.

Advising residents to be active for their health

Physical Activity for the Prevention and Management of Long-Term Conditions training session

This FREE, peer-to-peer online training is an opportunity for healthcare professionals to come together and hear from expert physical activity clinical champions, who will support professionals to improve patient care and outcomes through discussing physical activity with their patients.

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

The training will provide confidence to discuss matters of physical activity with patients, as well as providing 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.

• 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

How can I book a group training session?

Do you have at least 12 HCPs who can access the training?

Will participants be able to attend for at least 1 hour (sessions can be extended but not reduced)

We can arrange a bespoke session for our organisation. at a date and time to suit local needs e.g., Vocational Training Schemes, Protected Learning Time, lunchtime learning, etc.

Open online session- Wednesday 21st February.

For more information please contact:

Georgia James

Georgia James

Development Officer

Active Together

I am working flexibly in the office or at home, therefore please contact me via email or phone number provided.

My areas of responsibility are:

- Active Medicine
- Physical Activity and Health Projects
- Place based support for Harborough

- Supporting people with long term health conditions

When I'm not working – When I'm not working you can find me at the CrossFit box, socialising with friends and family or planning my next holiday in the sun.

Favourite Quote/Motto – "What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of different you want to make"- Jane Goodall

01509 467487