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Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory Website Launch

Last Updated: 4/20/2016

The Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory, funded by the Scottish Government to improve understanding of the health and healthcare of people with learning disabilities and people with autism across Scotland has launched a new website.


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.


Falls: The Assessment and Prevention of Falls in Older People. Clinical Guideline No. 21

Last Updated: 8/28/2009

NICE guideline which included recommendations on strength and balance training for older people and exercise in extended care settings.


Falkirk Community Trust Falls Prevention Programme

Last Updated: 12/10/2012

Falkirk Community Trust (Active/Step Forth) worked in partnership with Paths For All, NHS Forth Valley and other partners to develop a Falls Prevention initiative, incorporating Otago Strength and Balance exercises, health walks and gentle exercise into communities. This project looks to take falls prevention beyond the clinical setting and into communities so everyone can be proactive in maintaining their independence in older age.

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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.


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

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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

professional support materials

Active For Later Life (Scotland)

Last Updated: 9/14/2009

The Scottish version of the BHF Active in Later Life resources was produced in partnership with NHS Health Scotland.


Active Ageing and the Built Environment

Last Updated: 3/23/2016

The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) with support from Public Health England have produced a practice briefing about active ageing and the built environment exploring which aspects of the built environment can support older adults to age well.


The impact of gardens and gardening on health and wellbeing

Last Updated: 5/23/2016

The King’s Fund has released a briefing exploring the impact of gardens and gardening on health and wellbeing.


REPs Exercise Professionals Supporting the Healthcare Sector.

Last Updated: 4/2/2010

This leaflet provides a quick guide to REPs and the role of exercise professionals in supporting the healthcare sector in promoting the health and wellbeing for people living with long-term medical conditions.


PAHA Awards Winners 2012

Last Updated: 12/17/2012

The winners of the PAHA 2012 programme have now been announced! Find out who won which category below.

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BHFNC Briefings highlight activity benefits and cost savings

Last Updated: 4/9/2013

These two new evidence briefings from the BHFNC, written in partnership with the County Sports Partnership Network, are designed for anyone working in the field of physical activity and health. They can be used by strategic organisations and community groups alike.

briefing paper

BHFNC evidence briefings highlight physical activity benefits and cost

Last Updated: 5/14/2013

These two new evidence briefings from the BHFNC, written in partnership with the County Sports Partnership Network, are designed for anyone working in the field of physical activity and health.


new evidence-based resource for mental health nurses

Last Updated: 6/20/2016

The Department of Health has produced a new evidence-based resource for mental health nurses to help them take positive action to improve the physical health of people living with a mental health condition.

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Follow the Nice Way Code

Last Updated: 8/15/2013

Transport Minister Keith Brown was joined by representatives from Cycling Scotland and the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) to officially launch a ground-breaking new campaign aimed at all road users.

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Global Recommendations on Physical Activity For Health

Last Updated: 10/20/2010

WHO developed the Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health with the overall aim of providing national and regional level policy makers with guidance on the dose-response relationship between the frequency, duration, intensity, type and total amount of physical activity needed for the prevention of NCDs.

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