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Physical activity: brief advice for adults in primary care (PH 44)

Creator:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Subject Keywords: Physical activity
Set: Mental Health
Type: Guideline
Region: United Kingdom
Description:

This guidance aims to support routine provision of brief advice on physical activity in primary care practice. The recommendations cover:

  • identifying adults who are inactive
  • delivering and following up on brief advice
  • incorporating brief advice in commissioning
  • systems to support brief advice
  • information and training to support brief advice.

The guidance is for commissioners of health services and anyone working in primary care whose remit includes offering lifestyle advice. Examples include: exercise professionals, GPs, health trainers, health visitors, mental health professionals, midwives, pharmacists, practice nurses, physiotherapists.

Date:

24/05/2013

Rights: © NICE
Suggested citation:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). (2013) Physical activity: brief advice for adults in primary care (PH 44) [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/485223 [Accessed: 23rd October 2017].

  

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