How movement can help with Primary prevention

Wednesday 8th May 10:50 - 11:30

Primary prevention is concerned with ‘preventing’ the onset of disease and It is now commonly known that being active prevents disease and keeps people healthy, reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, cardio vascular disease, stroke, cancer, joint and back pain and dementia. This session will present the evidence for physical activity in prevention of disease, whilst exploring how this evidence can be best translated through our interactions with patients, with first hand lessons from GPs promoting the concepts of Moving Medicine – helping people to be more active every day.

Understanding the evidence for primary prevention of disease and the 0 minute consultation


Dr Andrew Boyd, RCGP Clinical Champion for Physical Activity and Lifestyle

Putting ‘Moving Medicine’ into general practice settings


Dr Rebecca Gould, Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust