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Change the Conversation with Moving Medicine Course

Bookings are now open for the next Active Conversations course, starting on May 5, 2020.

A 10% discount is available for Members/Fellows who book before 29 Feb. Members can use the code ‘MFSEM’ when booking, and Fellows should use ‘FFSEM’.

Visit the website now to book your place.

Active Conversations is an evidence-based course for health professionals on how to have quick, effective and positive conversations that motivate people to move more. The course has been developed by clinicians, for clinicians, and features practical advice and strategies for encouraging people to increase their levels of physical activity.

The resource will help healthcare professionals advise patients on how physical activity can help to manage their conditions, prevent disease and aid recovery.

Physical inactivity is one of the biggest causes of ill health in the UK, and is responsible for as many deaths each year as smoking.

Currently one in four people in England are classed as ‘inactive’, or performing less than 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week.

Evidence suggests that one in four people would be more active if advised by a healthcare professional, yet many health professionals say they are reluctant to speak about the benefits of physical activity to patients due to lack of knowledge, skills or confidence.

Participants will earn 16 CPD points upon successful completion of the 12 week course. To find out more, or to book your place, visit the Moving Medicine site.