New Report Launched on Physical Activity and Exercise Medicine

The East Midlands Clinical Senate has launched a new report Physical Activity and Exercise Medicine. The report aims ‘to encourage more people to be more active more of the time’ and provides a framework for an East Midlands response to Public Health England’s Everybody Active Everyday. The focus of the report is physical activity and the benefits to be obtained through its use in prevention of ill health, in risk reduction and as an active treatement.

The Council recommends the support of a number of existing national initiatives, the development of regional programmes and networks and specifically the commissioning of:

  • Education programme for healthcare professionals
  • Healthy workplace interventions
  • Review of existing service provision
  • Exercise medicine services

The report encourages Clinical Commissioners to work in collaboration with Public Health colleagues to address the gaps in the current system

The report has been written by our past president Professor Mark E Batt, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine and East Midlands Clinical Senate Council Member and Suzanne Horobin East Midlands Strategic Clinical Networks and Senate.

Access the full report on the East Midlands Clinical Senate webpage.