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Let’s Get Moving resources help promote physical activity

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The Department is publishing updated Let’s Get Moving resources, which have been revised to bring them into line with current practice and the…

The Department is publishing updated Let’s Get Moving resources, which have been revised to bring them into line with current practice and the latest guidelines for physical activity 

The revised resources are:

  • a partners booklet that summarises the Let’s Get Moving intervention and explains how to get involved
  • revised commissioning guidance that presents a systematic approach to identifying and supporting adults who are not meeting the exercise recommendations and is intended to equip commisioners with the knowledge they need to commission the intervention

First launched in 2009, as a means of providing advice on physical activity in primary care, Let’s Get Moving is an evidence-based behaviour change intervention to promote physical activity.

The commissioning guidance is intended to create flexibility for the commissioner to establish the best model locally and identify the most appropriate service providers to deliver the intervention and local health outcomes.

Let’s Get Moving can help individuals achieve the recommended levels of physical activity for health as set out in the UK Chief Medical Officers’ guidelines and supports local areas in meeting the health needs priorities in their Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, demonstrating the value of working with local partners to commission an effective and high quality service.

A range of existing materials to support the implementation of Let’s Get Moving, including training resources are also available.

Let’s Get Moving will contribute to the Public Health Outcome Framework physical activity indicator and the National Ambition for physical activity by supporting local areas to increase physical activity levels of their local population.

Details of all the Lets Get Moving resources