A new alliance of organisations fighting obesity, including the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK, has outlined ten priorities for Government, retailers and health professionals.
Based on UK Chief Medical Officer (CMO) guidelines, the one page document is designed to encourage health professionals to speak to patients about why it’s important to be active. It highlights some of the benefits of physical activity, which can cut the chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 40 per cent, cardiovascular disease by 35 per cent, and breast and colon cancers by 20 per cent.
There is a strong link between musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders and workplace wellness with half of NHS absence due to sickness being as a result of an MSK condition. A significant proportion of absences could be prevented or treated more rapidly via physical activity and exercise. Read the full news item here.
A Doctor's Duty of Care When Attending a Football Game - Joint statement by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM). Read here.
AEDs in Public Places - Read here.
Obesity Stakeholder Group: Joint Policy Position on Childhood Obesity
Department of Culture, Media and Sport - Sport Strategy Consultation
Our Manifesto eight essential public health priorities - Making the Physically Active Choice
A fresh approach to healthcare and the prevention of illness on our Publications Page
Ultrasound Clinical Assessment is now available to our members click here
We offer a CESR application advice service for members click here