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Senior health staff should become exercise champions, says NICE

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4103 (Published 06 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4103
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Healthcare commissioning groups and local authorities should have senior level physical activity champions, say physical activity recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).1

A new set of quality statements, released on 6 June, said that these senior staff should be responsible for “developing and implementing local strategies, policies and plans.”

Workplaces should also implement a physical activity programme to encourage employees to be more physically active, NICE advised. Doing more exercise during the working day …

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