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Scottish Academy calls for NHS to do more to tackle physical inactivity

The NHS needs to step up and do more to tackle physical inactivity, claims a new report published today (Thursday 29 January) by leading doctors from the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties.

The Academy, of which the Faculty of Occupational Medicine is a member, has delivered their recommendations to the Scottish Government.

The group say that healthcare leaders in policy, medical education, health boards, hospitals, and Royal Colleges must renew their focus on tackling physical inactivity and that increasing knowledge of the required levels of physical activity among the public is imperative.  The group support the UK Chief Medical Officers recommendation of 150minutes of physical activity a week for adults and 60 minutes a day for school children.

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Added: 28/01/2015 Posted In: Press Releases