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Physical Activity Clinical Training

Open to all GPs and Practice Nurses in Norfolk

Wednesday 24th May 2017 - UEA Sportspark, Norwich

6pm arrival and refreshments for a 6.45pm start – 8.30pm

Free – a cold buffet and refreshments will be provided

Physical inactivity has been called 'the greatest public health threat of the 21st century'. The health costs of inactivity are massive .The United Kingdom is three times as inactive as Holland and twice as inactive as France. Exercise can be used both to prevent and treat chronic disease as well as improving surgical outcomes. Relatively small amounts of regular exercise have been shown to have dramatic. If we could get more people to reach the minimum requirements we could save the NHS an estimated £18billion a year.

Dr Rufford's interactive training looks at statistics relating to inactivity, and the physiology of how exercise prevents and treats chronic disease. He will use clinical case scenarios to enable healthcare professionals to write a structured prescription with brief interventions tailored to the individual which you can use in your consultations.

After this session there will be an interactive discussion to look at the barriers to raising the subject of physical activity in consultations, and what we can do in Norfolk to remove these, and promote physical activity and develop a physical activity pathway.

Dr Chris Rufford is a Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Medicine and a Physical Activity Champion for Public Health England. He is a part-time GP and East Suffolk CCG member.

Dr Carly Anna Hughes will chair the meeting. She is a Norfolk GP with an interest in physical activity and lifestyle change, a bariatric physician and a member of the Active Norfolk board.

CPD accreditation including Specialist Certification of Obesity Professional Education points from World Obesity has been applied for. Those attending will also be offered a free SCOPE e-learning module on physical activity and health http://www.worldobesity.org/scope/

Physical Activity Training Booking Form