Moving Medicine

Physical inactivity causes as many deaths in the UK as smoking. It costs the UK £7.4 billion. It contributes to up to 40% of long term health conditions such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. It is passive and deadly and currently affects 45% of women and 33% of men.

There is a solution. It’s free, simple and has wide-reaching social and economic benefits. Just 150 minutes of activity a week.

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK) in partnership with Public Health England and Sport England felt that people needed to know this and so created Moving Medicine, an initiative dedicated to spreading best practice, research and advice to clinicians and patients alike to create a healthier, happier and more active nation.

Moving Medicine seeks to reduce health and financial burdens caused by physical inactivity by making it an integral part of every core intervention, across every pathway.

Moving Medicine will improve lives and improve quality of life by getting more people moving.

Clinicians, support staff and the fitness industry have unique access to some of the least active members of our society. This means they can play a vital role in helping them lead more active, happier lives.

The Moving Medicine stream will showcase the science and latest evidence, and the tools for effective conversations and communication of this information with in practice case studies of moving medicine which will bring this evidence to life.

Supported by FSEM UK, Public Health England and Sport England



Sessions on Wednesday 8th May 2019

Time Session Stream
09:50 - 10:30 Everybody active everyday: the role of the health professional
Dr Natasha Jones, Vice-President, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Dr Mike Brannan, National Lead for Physical Activity , Public Health England
Sarah Ruane, Strategic Lead for Health, Sport England
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10:50 - 11:30 How movement can help with Primary prevention
Dr Andrew Boyd, RCGP Clinical Champion for Physical Activity and Lifestyle
Dr Rebecca Gould, Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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11:50 - 12:30 Prescribing movement for Ischaemic heart disease
John Rogers, Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant, Manchester Sports Medicine
Stefan Kluzek
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12:50 - 13:30 Prescribing movement for Cancer
Dr Rebecca Robinson, Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Department of Oncology, Weston Park Hospital NHS
Dr Anna Lowe, Physical Activity Clinical Champion, Public Health England
Nick Atkins, Health and Wellbeing Manager, Enable Leisure & Culture
Bethany Brown, Health & Wellbeing Officer, Enabled Leisure & Culture
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13:50 - 14:30 ‘Love Activity, Hate Exercise?' How physiotherapists are supporting people with long term conditions to become more active
Dr Anna Lowe, Physical Activity Clinical Champion, Public Health England
Rachel Young, Neurological Physiotherapist , Sheffield Neuro Physiotherapy and Associate Lecturer , Sheffield Hallam University
Christopher Tuckett, Physiotherapist and Falls Practitioner, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, and NEC member of AGILE
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14:50 - 15:30 Prescribing movement for Depression
Dr Amit D Mistry, Sports & Lifestyle Psychiatrist, Specialist Registrar in Eating Disorders
Trecina Allen, Brent, Wandsworth, Westminster Mind
Hayley Jarvis, Head of Physical Activity, Mind
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15:50 - 16:30 Prescribing movement for Dementia
Dr Romila Bahl, Specialist Registrar in Sports and Exercise Medicine , Health Education East Midlands
Steven McFadyen, Programme Partnerships Officer – Sport & Leisure, Alzheimer’s Society
Tracey Shorthouse, Retired Nurse
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16:50 - 17:30 Prescribing movement for falls and frailty
Dr Phil Clelland, Registrar in Sports & Exercise Medicine, NHS and English Institute of Sport
Sarah Wheatley, Exercise Specialist, Long Term Conditions, Age UK Oxfordshire
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Sessions on Thursday 9th May 2019

Time Session Stream
09:50 - 10:30 Prescribing movement for MSK pain
Dr James Baldock, Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Leila Heelas, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist, OPTIMISE - Pain Rehabilitation Unit, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor Mike Hurley, Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences / Clinical Director, MSK programme, St George’s University of London and Kingston University / Health Innovation Network
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10:50 - 11:30 The Active Hospital Pilot - incorporating physical activity into secondary care
Dr Mike Brannan, National Lead for Physical Activity , Public Health England
Dr Chris Speers, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
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11:50 - 12:30 Prescribing movement for Inflammatory rheumatic disease
Dr Ralph Smith, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Tom O'Dwyer, Physiotherapist; Programme Manager Rheumatology, Genomics Medicine Ireland
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12:50 - 13:30 Prescribing movement for Type 2 Diabetes
Dr Chris Speers, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Rob Andrews, Associate Professor of Diabetes and Honorary consultant, University of Exeter
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13:50 - 14:30 Post partum pregnancy and return to work - recommendations on physical activity
Dr Jonathan Korgaonkar, Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare
Dr Jane Simpson, Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar, Imperial College​ NHS Trust
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14:50 - 15:30 Prescribing movement for Pregnancy
Dr Ralph Smith, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor Andrew Shennan OBE, Professor of Obstetrics, Kings College London
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15:50 - 16:30 Prescribing movement for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients
Dr Brinda Christopher, Consultant in Sports Medicine, Third Space
Jenna Peel, Physical Activity & Behaviour Change Lead, British Lung Foundation
Professor Sally Singh, Professor of Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation, Centre for Exercise and Rehabilitation Science, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Glenfield Hospital
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