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Using Moving Medicine to increase activity conversations with patients

Jan Sinclair 7 Oct 2021

As a nurse who is passionate about improving the outcomes for my patients and specifically those with Long Term Conditions, I want to spread the word about a fantastic resource out there which supports our conversations relating to the benefits of physical activity for these patients and how they can improve their daily living by being more active.

For me working in an acute Trust environment, the Hospital Associated Deconditioning section is particularly relevant and useful as it highlights the importance of HCPs encouraging hospital-based patients to be more active in order to support a timely discharge from hospital as well as maintaining their independence and general health and wellbeing.

The Moving Medicine website is an absolute “must go to” on-line page which gives you a comprehensive, evidenced based suite of resources to tap into which could potentially change the lives of so many patients if more HCPs were aware of it using it to enhance the quality of their patient chats about physical activity.

If you’ve never accessed the site, I highly recommend that you check it out and you’ll be surprised at how easy and accessible the information is and it also enables you to print off information for your patients relating to the Long Term Condition they present with of which there are sixteen choices available.

Visit the Moving Medicine website

Jan Sinclair

Jan Sinclair

RCN Public Health Forum member

Senior Healthcare Public Health Nurse/ PHE Lead Nurse Physical Activity Clinical Champion

NHS Trust lead for patient healthy lifestyle including physical activity which focuses on patient assessment, brief advice and signposting to appropriate services.

PHE role delivers Physical Activity presentation to healthcare professionals and supports nurse champions in England as well as identifying sustainable methods of programme continuation.

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