Everybody active, every day: a framework to embed physical activity into daily life

Public Health England, updated August 2017

‘Everybody active, every day’ is a national, evidence-based approach to support all sectors to embed physical activity into the fabric of daily life and make it an easy, cost-effective and ‘normal’ choice in every community in England.

PHE has co-produced the framework with over 1,000 national and local leaders in physical activity and is calling for action from providers and commissioners in: health, social care, transportation, planning, education, sport and leisure, culture, the voluntary and community sector, as well as public and private employers.

Click here to access the documents and guidance.

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Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour report 2017

British Heart Foundation, April 2017
This report finds that more than 20 million adults in the UK are physically inactive and estimates that this increase risk of heart disease may cost the NHS £1.2 billion annually. The report provides an overview of the levels of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour in adults across the UK.

Click here to view the report.

Treat as One Bridging the gap between mental and physical healthcare in general hospitals

National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death, January 2017

This report finds that failure by general hospitals to integrate physical and mental healthcare services is leading to poor care for patients with a physical illness who also happen to have a mental health condition. The report calls on general hospitals to integrate physical and mental healthcare services as a matter of urgency and makes recommendations for improvements.

Click here to read the full report.

Hospitals struggle to integrate physical and mental healthcare, inquiry finds

BMJ 2017;356:j411

Hospitals find it difficult to integrate physical and mental healthcare in people with mental health conditions who are admitted with a physical illness, an inquiry has found…

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Improving the physical health of adults with severe mental illness: essential actions

Royal College of Psychiatrists, October 2016

This report, written in partnership with various royal medical colleges and Public Health England, sets out the essential actions  to improve the physical health of adults with severe mental illness (SMI) across the NHS. The report makes practical recommendations for changes that will help adults with SMI to receive the same standards of physical healthcare as the general population and reduce the risk of premature death.

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Green space and health

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, October 2016

A range of bodies, including government agencies, have promoted the possible physical and mental health benefits of access to green space. This briefing summarises the evidence for physical and mental health benefits from contact with nature, and the challenges for urban green spaces.

Click here to view this briefing.