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Raising the bar on strength and balance: The importance of community-based provision

Last Updated: 2/27/2019

The Centre for Ageing Better has produced a best practice guide to delivery of strength and balance programmes and the importance of referral pathways from rehabilitation to community based provision of programmes for effective dose for prevention of falls and frailty


Strong, Steady and Straight: An Expert Consensus Statement on Physical Activity and Exercise for Osteoporosis

Last Updated: 2/27/2019

This resource from the Royal Osteoporosis Society aims to give health practitioners the information and tools needed to advise osteoporosis patients on correct exercises and movements that may: Promote bone strength to reduce fracture risk, Reduce falls risk, and Help with the pain and symptoms associated with vertebral fractures

Evidence Brief

Transport Research Institute: Essential Evidence 4 Scotland

Last Updated: 2/25/2019

Transport Research Institute of Edinburgh Napier have been publishing a fortnightly one-page plain-English set of summaries on aspects of transport planning from robust peer reviewed studies.

professional support materials

BHF Exercise Referral Toolkit.

Last Updated: 2/18/2019

This toolkit was been developed by the BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health, to support professionals in designing, delivering, commissioning and evaluating exercise referral schemes.


Moving Medicine

Last Updated: 11/9/2018

At ISPAH2018 the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine launched Moving Medicine, a free online evidenced-based resource supporting health professionals to raise the issue of Physical Activity with patients.

professional support materials

Physical Activity Brief Advice and Brief Intervention Scripts

Last Updated: 6/29/2018

The Physical Activity Brief Advice and Brief Intervention Scripts were developed by NHS Health Scotland for use in an NHS Physical Activity Pilot due to commence in Scotland in January 2013.

professional support materials

Scottish Physical Activity Screening Question (Scot-PASQ)

Last Updated: 6/29/2018

Scot-PASQ was developed by NHS Health Scotland for use in an NHS Physical Activity Pilot due to commence in Scotland in January 2013.


Public Health Priorities for Scotland

Last Updated: 6/21/2018

The Scottish Government and COSLA have published the Public Health Priorities for Scotland, headlining six priorities.


NHS Greenspace

Last Updated: 2/23/2018

Making the most of the NHS outdoors estate to improve health and wellbeing outcomes.


Best buys for preventing NCDs

Last Updated: 1/12/2018

The World Health Organization has released a list of ‘Best Buys’ and recommended interventions to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The best buy for physical activity is considered to be the implementation of community-wide public education and awareness campaigns for physical activity which include mass media campaigns combined with other community-based education, motivational and environmental programmes aimed at supporting behavioural change of physical activity levels. Other cost effective interventions include the provision of physical activity counselling and referral as part of routine primary health care services through the use of brief interventions. The list also contains recommended interventions that have not been subject to a cost analysis. The report contains 88 interventions for: the four key behavioural risk factors for NCDs - tobacco, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity four key disease areas - cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory disease.


Exercise Referral Toolkit Update - Tell us what you think

Last Updated: 7/6/2017

In 2010, the former BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health developed and published a toolkit for the design, implementation and evaluation of exercise referral schemes. The Exercise Referral Toolkit consisted of a number of practical guidance documents for professionals involved in the delivery, co-ordination, commissioning and evaluation of exercise referral schemes. As the public health and policy landscape has changed significantly since 2010, SSEHS Active is considering updating the toolkit and exploring the possibility of introducing an Exercise Referral Accreditation Scheme. (SSEHS Active is part of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University) In order to help them make an informed decision whether or not to update the Exercise Referral Toolkit they are seeking feedback from professionals who have an interest in exercise referral. The first step is to gather feedback about the existing Exercise Referral Toolkit from those professionals who may have used it. In addition they are keen to understand what information would be useful for those professionals delivering, co-ordinating, referring or commissioning Exercise Referral Schemes who are unaware of, or never used the toolkit . They would really value input from you if you are involved with a scheme to help ensure that, if the toolkit is developed and/or an accreditation scheme is introduced, these are relevant and useful tools for current practice. If you would like to help shape how they proceed with this piece of work please click on the link below to complete the short questionnaire. The questionnaire will take around 10 minutes to complete and will close on Monday 31st July.


Greenspace Project Supports health and wellbeing for patients and staff

Last Updated: 6/12/2017

NSS is part of the Green Exercise Partnership (GEP) that has released a new suite of films to show how improved green space at health board sites benefits patients, staff, visitors and the local community – and improves sustainability performance. Watch one of the short videos about the NHS Greenspace Demonstration Project, which comprises NHS National Services Scotland, NHS Health Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Forestry Commission Scotland. They have come together to help realise the potential of the NHS outdoor estate as a health promoting asset. For more information about Greenspace demonstration project, please see link below:

professional support materials

Scottish Physcial Activity Screening Validation Report (Scot PASQ)

Last Updated: 4/11/2017

Scot PASQ was developed by NHS Health Scotland for use in a Physical Activity Pilot. Development and Validation The Scottish Physical Activity Screening questionnaire (Scot -PASQ) was developed and validated by NHS Health Scotland in partnership with the University of Edinburgh for use in an NHS Physical Activity Pilot. The Pilot The pilot assessed the feasibility of implementing a Physical Activity Pathway delivering Brief Advice and Brief Interventions in primary care in Scotland.


Good for Climate, Good for Health

Last Updated: 8/27/2015

The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) recently published a briefing exploring the approaches to emissions reductions in transport, diet and home energy efficiency that offer opportunities to improve health.


Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Last Updated: 3/16/2015

Scotland’s health charity.

advice service

Physical Activity Consultations in NHS Grampian

Last Updated: 2/20/2015

NHS Grampian have been running a successful brief physical activity intervention (1 assessment + up to 5 further contacts by phone or face-to-face) to substantially overweight adults with diabetes. The pilot has been based in secondary care and also at a small number of general practices in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

policy and implementation

Five Year Review of 'Let's Make Scotland More Active' - A Strategy for Physical Activity

Last Updated: 1/28/2015

Given the importance and potential contribution of physical activity to health in Scotland, a decision was taken to conduct a full implementation review of LMSMA in 2008. John Beattie, original chair of the Physical Activity Task Force, brought together a short life group to review LMSMA. This membership included the Scottish Government, the national physical activity policy coordinator, NHS Health Scotland and physical activity academics.


'This Girl Can' Campaign

Last Updated: 1/22/2015

‘This Girl Can’ is a campaign led by Sport England in partnership with English organisations to reduce gender inequalities in sport participation.


Gartnavel goes green to boost healthy lifestyles

Last Updated: 1/21/2015

An innovative project at Gartnavel Royal Hospital is using greenspace and woodland to help patients' recovery and improve the health of staff, visitors and the community.


British Heart Foundation – Join the ‘Alliance’

Last Updated: 12/10/2014

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