Patient Health Promotion

 

 

Obesity

Here is a presentation on opportunistic health promotion and managing obesity by Dr KE Leedham-Green, King’s College London. It is about approaching the sensitive subject of weight with patients. There is also a sheet giving some more detailed information about taking a dietary history.

 

 Managing obesity

 Taking a dietary history

 

Physical activity

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have produced guidance on giving brief advice about physical activity to adults in primary care practice. The recommendations include:

  • information about current UK recommendations in relation to physical activity
  • identifying adults who are inactive
  • delivering and following up on brief advice

You can view the guidlines via the link below (opens in a new window)

Physical activity: brief advice for adults in primary care

 

Smoking cessation

http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH1