Prescribing exercise in general practice

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6973.194c (Published 21 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:194
  1. Steve Iliffe,
  2. Sharon See Tai,
  3. Mairi Gould,
  4. Margaret Thorogood,
  5. Melvyn Hilsdon
  1. Reader in primary health care Research analyst Department of Primary Health Care, University College London, London WC1E 6AU
  2. Research fellow Senior lecturer London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
  3. Manager of health and fitness West London Health Care Trust, Middlesex UB1 3EU

    EDITOR,—Exercising the body is a way to exercise the mind, it seems. Derek Browne's response1 to our editorial2 vindicates our argument that exercise promotion in general practice must be evaluated rigorously; we look forward to seeing the outcome in Brockenhurst. Such evaluation is essential to guide exercise promotion. Without it there is the danger of yet another runaway train steaming through primary care, using up …

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