GreaterSport are working with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, to promote and deliver their Physical Activity Clinical Champion (PACC) training. The PACC course, is a fantastic training opportunity delivered by a healthcare professional, for all frontline healthcare professionals to access. The benefits include:
The ongoing pandemic has highlighted the crucial role of physical activity in supporting people’s physical and mental health. However, a recent survey from Sport England shows that many people struggled to keep active during the first wave of Covid-19, with over 3 million adults reporting that they were less active compared to the previous year. This training can support healthcare professionals to improve patient care and outcomes, as evidence suggests that 1 in 4 people would be more active, if they were advised by a GP or Nurse. However, 70-80% of GPs do not speak about the benefits of physical activity to patients. This can be associated with knowledge, skills and confidence gaps across HCPs. For example, a survey of 1,000 GPs found:
GreaterSport’s partnership with the courses happening in Greater Manchester, means that a Physical Activity professional will also attend the course to identify local physical activity services and opportunities, which frontline healthcare workers can refer into.
Thursday 20th January 2022; 1:30-3:30pm; sign up here
Thursday 24th March 2022 – 6:30-8:30pm; sign up here
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GM Moving Partners' Commitment to Inclusion: Creating a Greater Manchester that enables active lives for disabled people and people with long-term conditions.