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General Election 2019: Manifesto for Moving More

Ahead of the upcoming election, the Faculty is calling on our next government to commit to actions that ensure everyone has the opportunity to live an active life. Read our ‘Manifesto for #MovingMore’ to find out more. We have written to the leaders of the major political parties outlining the steps we believe are necessary to encourage people to be more physically active. These include:

  • Promoting physical activity by providing funding and infrastructure development to support active lifestyles and encourage physical activity in the community
  • Helping healthcare professional to prescribe movement by providing support and training for NHS staff on social prescribing
  • Investing in musculoskeletal (MSK) services and encouraging the introduction of routine NHS measurement of MSK outcomes
  • Providing more training places for sport and exercise medicine (SEM) consultants, and develop more roles within NHS multi-disciplinary teams for SEM physicians to help treat MSK conditions that account for around 30% of GP appointments

View the full manifesto here

or download a PDF version