We have a role to support local healthcare professionals learn more about how physical activity can make a difference, improve people's lives and signpost them to local information and opportunities to support this. Within this section you'll find:
Moving Healthcare Professionals
Are you from a practice / health organisation where you would like to learn more about how physical activity can make a difference to you and your patients?
A national network of expert Physical Activity Clinical Champions is delivering tailored, peer-to-peer 1-3 hour training sessions to groups of healthcare professionals at a time and location to suit local need e.g. protected learning time.
Attending this training provides the opportunity to:
- Access evidence-based resources proven to increase knowledge and confidence, and support clinical practice in line with guidance.
- Improve management of patients with 30+ long-term conditions (e.g. CVD, Type 2 Diabetes, depression).
- Help reduce service demand and costs i.e. the £0.9bn annual cost to the NHS associated with insufficient physical activity.
To arrange your FREE Physical Activity Clinical Champion training session (Public Health England and Sport England funded, min 15 people), please contact us using the details below.
Clinical Champions Information Flier (PDF, 1.6 Mb)
Physical Activity in Clinical Care
Moving as Medicine Health Care Professional Information (PDF, 350 Kb)
This document aims to summarise the national programmes and resources that have been released but also provide information how health care professionals can access local support to help them sign post patients to local activity, arrange training for staff and obtain physical activity resources for their practices.
Make Your Move - Practical Resources
Make your Move is the localised campaign for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland linked to the UK Chief Medical Officers recommendations on physical activity levels.
We hope this simplified and localised campaign will bring greater awareness to the recommended physical activity levels for Under 5's, children and young people, adults and older adults.
Would you like some of these resources to encourage your patients to become active Could you add a video to your waiting room? Or share some messages over social media?
Download the Make Your Move Resources via the link below or contact us to request flyers or posters.
The Exercise Referral Scheme offers individuals aged 16+ who are currently inactive (doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week) and living with a medium or high risk medical condition to sessions of community or leisure centre-based activity at discounted rates. Click on the link below for more information.
Alongside health and care partners, we are implementing a free postural stability exercise programme called Steady Steps with support from each of the localities across Leicestershire and Rutland.
Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability. Delivered by Level 4 specialised Postural Stability Instructors, the classes are tailored to each individual's abilities and will progress in difficulty throughout the programme.
People are eligible for the Steady Steps programme if they are aged over 65, are at risk of falling (e.g. have a high fear or falling or poor balance) or have fallen less than three times in the past 12 months.
Click on the link to find out more
LEAP (Lifestyle, Eating & Activity Programme) and FLIC are programmes available to refer adults and children to who are overweight and would like some advice around nutrition and physical activity.
The Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service offer FLiC, a Family Lifestyle Club. FLiC is run by Dietitians and local Council Physical Activity leaders. It is an 8-week programme (meeting once each week) for children aged 8-13 years and their families, offering support and information about weight management.
The Twilight Games is a programme of adapted sports for residents in care settings with the objective of enhancing their day to day life through increased mobility, mental health and wellbeing and increased social activity.
Care homes within Leicester-Shire and Rutland have been taking part in the programme funded by the Leicestershire Community Foundation and Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport. The programme, delivered by Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, involves providing the care homes with the necessary staff training, resources cards and equipment to enable them to feel confident in delivering the activities to their residents.
For more information, please contact us using the details below.