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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.

resource

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.

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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.

projects

NHS Greenspace

Last Updated: 2/23/2018

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

report

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.

projects

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:

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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.

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.

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'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.

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British Heart Foundation – Join the ‘Alliance’

Last Updated: 12/10/2014

research review

Public Health England: Identifying what works for local physical activity interventions

Last Updated: 11/19/2014

A Report from Public Health England on identifying what works in physical activity interventions published November 2014

survey data

Hands Up Scotland Survey 2013

Last Updated: 6/6/2014

The annual Hands Up Scotland Survey is published today by Sustrans as Official Statistics in Scotland.

briefing paper

CEL (1) 2012 Year 1 Analysis Topic Briefings

Last Updated: 9/25/2013

The briefings provide a national summary of the annual reports submissions for each of the CEL (1) 2012 topic areas.

guidance

Falls Prevention Exercise - following the evidence

Last Updated: 8/12/2013

This publication explains the research base for falls prevention exercise to give a better understanding of the programmes that have been shown to be effective in preventing falls.

information for the public

Getting Scotland Walking: New marketing campaign by Greener Scotland

Last Updated: 6/18/2013

The Scottish Government is launching a new social marketing campaign in May 2013 to promote the benefits of walking short journeys.

briefing paper

Older Adults practice briefing

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

Physical activity in later life can help maintain mobility, prevent falls and enhance mental wellbeing and cognitive functioning. This BHFNC practice briefing uses research evidence to provide practical strategies to effectively promote physical activity with older adults.

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Walking for Health Briefing Document

Last Updated: 2/15/2013

This new briefing document from Walking for Health is designed to make the case for walking schemes and highlight the health benefits they can provide, especially to the least active.

annual report

Chief Medical Officer Annual Report 2012 - Health In Scotland 2011, Transforming Scotland's health

Last Updated: 1/7/2013

The 2012 CMO report talks about health inequalities. It has a chapter on physical activity and lists increasing physical activity, early years, and reducing youth offending as 3 ways to significantly improve things for the people of Scotland

guidance

Let's Get Moving: Commissioning Guidance.

Last Updated: 12/3/2012

This commissioning guidance sets out an evidence-based behaviour change model for physical activity.

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