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Royal College of GPs prioritises physical activity and lifestyle issues

29 June 2016 - 12:33pm

The CSP has welcomed a programme to support primary care professionals with evidence-based information to prevent and manage lifestyle-related diseases. 

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The new guidance will focus on physical activity and lifestyle-related diseases

The Royal College of General Practitioners – the professional body for GPs – said on 27 June it would focus on developing physical activity and healthy lifestyle resources for GPs and other primary care staff over the next three years

The programme will be run in partnership with the Oxford University’s Nuffield department of primary care and health sciences. It will cover issues including diet, physical inactivity, smoking, alcohol consumption and psychosocial factors.

CSP professional adviser Priya Dasoju said: ‘All healthcare professions should be looking to tackle the physical inactivity epidemic across the UK.

‘These practical, evidence-based guidance and tools will be particularly useful for physiotherapists, because we have expertise in delivering physical activity and providing lifestyle advice.’

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